I am a veterinary public health inspector, working at the General Directorate of Food  (DGAL) of the French Ministry of Agriculture. I joined the AMAGRI project during my Master's degree in Public Policies and Comparative Governments, section "Food Policy and Health Risk Management", taught by the National School of Veterinary Services and Sciences Po Lyon.

I have studied the classification of critically important antibiotics in order to understand their different expressions at the international, European and national levels. To do so, I examined the trajectory of one molecule in particular, colistin. These analyses fall within the broader picture of the conflicts between health and commercial concerns, and of their integration into international and European normative bodies.

Colistin (1). The history of an unclassified "critically important" antimicrobial

Published on 22/11/2021

In a series of three posts, I will present the findings of an investigation that I conducted under the Food Policy and Health Risk Management master's programme taught by National...

Colistin (2). Time to decide

Published on 13/12/2021

So-called "critical" antimicrobials have been in the spotlight of European legislative news in recent months. The European Parliament almost voted to reject a regulatory package (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) of...

Colistin (3). A classic example or a unique case?

Published on 20/09/2022

As our investigation progressed, one question loomed large: why did we choose to study colistin? Why didn’t we choose cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones, which also are considered to be "critical" antimicrobials?...