New scoping review sheds light on antimicrobial resistance in global food crop value chains
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The role of food crops as a conduit for transmission of antimicrobial resistance from soil and water to humans has not been widely studied. Contamination of food crops with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens presents an added foodborne risk to human health. A scoping review published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (3 Feb 2022) consolidates the current state of knowledge on antimicrobial resistance in food crop value chains globally.
Brunn, A., Kadri-Alabi, Z., Moodley, A., Guardabassi, L., Taylor, P., Mateus, A. and Waage, J. 2022. Characteristics and global occurrence of human pathogens harboring antimicrobial resistance in food crops: A scoping review. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 6: 824714.
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