An Interesting aticle below. Thing is it is not only happening in China, most other countries like Canada is doing the same. Take A Look.
China’s profligate use of antibiotics in both medicine and agriculture is creating a grave threat to global health, scientists have warned.
Overuse of antibiotics encourages the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” which are far more dangerous than their antibiotic-sensitive relatives.
In addition, pharmacists regularly violate the law by selling antibiotics without prescriptions to those — including doctors — who wish to self-medicate. In an experiment by the Daily Telegraph, three out of five pharmacists questioned were willing to do so.
Combined with widespread agricultural use, these practices have turned China into an ideal breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
“Over just the last five years, for example, our studies show the rate antibiotic-resistant e. coli has quadrupled from 10 percent to 40 percent.”