I hope we're also taking this into account as we strengthen local community resiliency.
also posted on Transition United States.
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health
First Aired: 6/8/2009
Stanford Professor Lucy Shapiro is renowned for her contributions to the
fields of developmental biology, molecular biology, and genetics. She
discusses how antibiotics are becoming ineffective because bacteria have
many ways of acquiring drug resistance. Development of new antibiotics
cannot keep pace in this biological arms race. Confounding this problem,
there is an increase in prevalent infectious diseases around the world due
to overpopulation, globalization, and urbanization. We are rapidly
reaching a critical stage in this global threat that has both economic and
political implications. (#16422)