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APLU In The News

November 5, 2014
Challenges related to the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to a new multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative endeavor, The Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. Created by The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), the task force is comprised of representatives from U.S. agricultural and veterinary medicine colleges, land-grant universities, the production animal agriculture community and the pharmaceutical industry
September 2, 2014
By Benjamin Hulac
Massive flooding from a 4.5-inch rain soaked the Detroit area last month, overloading local sewer systems and pushing sewage into rivers and lakes. Harmful toxins from a huge algae bloom in Lake Erie temporarily shut down drinking water in Toledo, Ohio. Sometimes even an inch or two of rain in Chicago can overwhelm the city's sewer system and flush wastewater into Lake Michigan.