Title:Antibiotic resistance via the consumption of meat
The following is a literature review on how the abuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics by both professionals and producers of food-producing animals has had an impact on human medicine, due to antibiotic resistance. It details the implications that the overuse of antibiotics has had on bacteria causing human diseases, including E. coli and MRSA. It also shows the repercussions that will occur in the future if changes cannot be made or if alternative therapies cannot be found. The review outlines the mechanisms of the resistance and how the resistant bacteria spread from the environment to, and between individuals, resulting in the eventual transmission to the public via the food chain. The mechanisms are displayed, in depth, how the bacteria develop and acquire resistance via a number of methods based on genetics or mechanics.