A primary reason to use antimicrobials in food animal production is to help manage disease. By having healthy animals, we have a healthy food supply which leads to healthy people. Access to health management tools such as antimicrobials is important to the practice of veterinary medicine and to farmers so that they can keep the animals in their care healthy. Veterinarians, just like your own doctor, want to be able to use antimicrobials to ensure animals stay healthy. Farmers have a similar interest in seeing their herds and flocks stay healthy . Modern food animal production practices, which include the use of antimicrobials to manage animal disease, are needed as we look to feeding a growing global population on the limited farmland available. Use of antimicrobials, helps to keep animals healthy while also helping to ensure efficient food production. Efficient food production will be key to the future availability and affordability of our food supply. Organic food production practices do not allow the use of antimicrobials to manage disease and animal well-being in herds and flocks. Consequently, organic production requires more land to produce the same amount of food. Numerous studies indicate that organic food is no safer than that produced using health management tools such as antimicrobials.