Illinois PIRG Education Fund Staff

Matt Wellington
Director, Campaign to Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics
(845) 591-5646

Started on staff: 2013
B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College

Matt directs U.S. PIRG's work to address the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections by stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Matt directed successful campaigns to convince McDonald’s, Subway and KFC to phase antibiotic use out of their meat supply chains. Matt lives in Maine, is an avid outdoorsman, and loves to play the drums.

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Poll: Which of these positive changes do you most want to see in 2020?
More restaurant chains commit to stopping their overuse of antibiotics.
Stop using Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on our parks and playgrounds.
Ban the worst single-use plastics.



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