Farmers feed the world amazingly inexpensively. About 70 years ago, farmers discovered that antibiotics reduce feed expense by 3-5%.
Since then, antibiotics in livestock have become the largest known pharmaceutical market on Planet Earth. At least 20% of the drugs are given to control disease. At Nutrivert, we support this use.
Amazingly, the drugs reduce feed expense even when the dose is too low to treat disease. A very large volume of antibiotics are given to animals at low doses to reduce feed expense, not to control disease.
This use selects for antibiotic-resistant bacteria that repeatedly jump from livestock to people.
Customers, food companies, and public health authorities want an alternative to antibiotics.
Global demand for beef, pork, and poultry will rise 65% by 2050, just 30 years from now.
Over three quarters of Earth's agricultural land goes to livestock and their feed crops. As production grows, farmers will need more land, putting pressure on fragile rain forests.
Offering a replacement for antibiotics will enable better use of the land we already have.
Nutrivert isn't for sale right now. We're still running the rigorous scientific studies required for pharmaceutical approval.
If you'd like join us in developing alternatives to antibiotics in livestock, drop us a line!