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VM133 - International Ban of Antibiotics as Growth Promoters watch

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    VM133 - International Ban of Antibiotics as Growth Promoters, TSR Green PartyThis House believes that it's efforts to ban antibiotics as growth promoters has had a positive impact on the evolution of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. We recognize however that the MHoC, joined by nations like Sweden and Denmark with their own restrictions in place, can have only a limited impact on this global issue.


    This House requests that the Rt. Hon Foreign Secretary of the TSR Model House of Commons and MUN representative raise this issue with the Model UN by creating a thread entitled 'Resolution 2012/16 - Concerning antibiotic agents as growth promoters' in the MUN forum and post the following resolution in the OP. This House further requests that the Foreign Secretary put this to vote at an appropriate time and keeps the House informed on its outcome.


    Resolution 2012/16 - Concerning antibiotic agents as growth promoters


    Committee: Food and Agriculture Organization
    Submitted by: TSR Model House of Commons


    Noting with concern the rising number of cases of antibacteria resistant strains of bacteria,
    Concerned by the growing use of antibacterial agents on healthy livestock,
    Recognising efforts in this field being pioneered by states such as Sweden, Denmark and the TSR MHoC (V376),


    Calls Upon all nation states to enact legislation to prevent the overuse of antibiotic agents on livestock.
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    (Original post by Anony mouse)
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    Just out of interest, why have you voted against this?
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Just out of interest, why have you voted against this?
    I was not convinced during readings over the Agricultural use of Antibiotics Act 2011 that it would have a positive impact on the evolution of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, based on the reasons stated by a fellow Libertarian MP. Just to expand on the concerns raised, antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) could be replaced by alternative forms of antimicrobial usage to combat the effects of withdrawal of AGPs. The long term effects and risk of these are also largely unknown.

    Prior to the EU ban of AGPs in 2006, Denmark had already banned AGPs in certain types of pig farming. As a result, there was an increase in various diseases normally otherwise alleviated by AGPs. For example, Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS), a disease seen in domestic pigs, started to appear which necessitated the increase use of antimicrobial therapeutics. It should be a concern that there has been an increase in most of the main antimicrobial families for therapeutic use following the ban on AGPs.



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    (Original post by Anony mouse)
    I was not convinced during readings over the Agricultural use of Antibiotics Act 2011 that it would have a positive impact on the evolution of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, based on the reasons stated by a fellow Libertarian MP. Just to expand on the concerns raised, antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) could be replaced by alternative forms of antimicrobial usage to combat the effects of withdrawal of AGPs. The long term effects and risk of these are also largely unknown.

    Prior to the EU ban of AGPs in 2006, Denmark had already banned AGPs in certain types of pig farming. As a result, there was an increase in various diseases normally otherwise alleviated by AGPs. For example, Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS), a disease seen in domestic pigs, started to appear which necessitated the increase use of antimicrobial therapeutics. It should be a concern that there has been an increase in most of the main antimicrobial families for therapeutic use following the ban on AGPs.



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    Missed the vote on this (sorry guys ) but it would have been a yes for what its worth :P
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