Antibiotic Resistance Due to Modern Agricultural Practices: An Ethical Perspective

  title={Antibiotic Resistance Due to Modern Agricultural Practices: An Ethical Perspective},
  author={Joan Marie Duckenfield},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  • J. Duckenfield
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
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