Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
January 2019 Vol. 8(1): pp. 040-049
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Review 

Fate and Transport of Antibiotics and ARG’s in the Agri-food System

P. O. Danso1, Y.S. Yang1 2*, N. Cao3

1 Key Laboratory of Groundwater Resources and Environment (Jilin University), Ministry of Education, Changchun 130021, Jilin China

2 Key Laboratory of Regional Contaminated Environment and Eco-restoration (Shenyang University), Ministry of Education, Shenyang 110044, China.

3 Laboratory of Agricultural Resource and Environment (Jilin University), Ministry of Education, Changchun 130062, Jilin China

*Corresponding Author's Email: yuesuo.yang@qq.com

Accepted 26 January, 2019

 

Abstract

Antibiotics and agriculture are both essential for life. Antibiotics are used in humans, animals and plants for disease control and cure and agriculture provide food for the world. Antibiotics have long been used in agriculture for as long as they have been available to farmers. The use of antibiotics in agriculture has by several works of literature and research said to be counterproductive. The transport and fate of antibiotics in the food ecosystem poses a threat of induced antibiotic resistance genes and antibiotic-resistant bacteria which is a major environmental and health issue. This review article discusses the accumulation of findings that address aspects of fate and transport with emphasis on the Agri-food system.

Keywords: Antibiotics, Antibiotic resistant bacteria, Antibiotic resistant genes.

 

 

 

 

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