Researchers at Dalian University of Technology in China said fishmeal, used largely to feed farmed fish, was promoting “antibiotic-resistant gene (ARG) dissemination internationally, " reports New Food. In research released last week, they studied commercially available fishmeal from Chile, Peru, China, Russia, Australia and the United States, and trawled the sediment beneath fish farms in which it was used. The scientists found 132 antibiotic resistant genes in the sediment. The Independent said the research “could help explain why resistant bacteria have been showing up in unexpected places around the world such as isolated caves and ancient permafrost." “Our study has revealed
New study links fishmeal to antibiotic resistance
Scientists studied commercially available fishmeal from Chile, Peru, China, Russia, Australia and the United States.