Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Meats test positive for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A report on a report, on a report, on a report

That's the way the world works.

Eventually, Joe Public gets the idea that it is time to take an interest and that's what is needed.

This is not going to go away simply because the veterinary industry like prescribing and sometimes selling antibiotics.

They are going to have to clear out the "old guard" abandon soft self-regulation and start the process of genuine reform.

They don't have a lot of choice. If they don't do it, it will be done to them.

Full news article, from the Des Moines Register , here.

Meats test positive for antibiotic-resistant bacteria: EWG

Apr 15, 2013  

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A study of turkey, pork, beef and chicken found that many of the items tested positive for having antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a report issued on Monday by the Environmental Working Group.

An analysis by EWG of a government report published in February found 81 percent of ground turkey, 69 percent of pork chops, 55 percent of ground beef and 39 percent of chicken breasts, wings and thighs had the so-called superbugs.

"I was kind of just blown away by the numbers," said Dawn Undurraga, who authored the study for EWG. "Consumers really want to know this stuff, and they don't know that superbugs are on their meat and antibiotic is on their meat and in their kitchens."...