There’s An 81% Chance That Turkey Burger Is Packed With Drug-Resistant Bacteria

For reasons that are patently and offensively obvious this is my pick for the blog you should click. It’s the Post Of The Week. I’ll meat you there!

This post is a veritable nugget of wisdom in so many ways, just like the layers of an onion. I sincerely hope you it all up gone gone. Nom nom!

#POTW

The Cassandra Files

How about a side of superbugs with that?Here’s a story you’d probably like to know about:

87 percent of supermarket meat — including beef, pork, chicken, and turkey products — tests positive for normal and antibiotic-resistant forms of Enterococcus bacteria. Fifty percent of ground turkey contains resistant E. coli, 10 percent of chicken parts and ground turkey tests positive for resistant salmonella, and 26 percent of chicken parts come contaminated with resistant campylobacter. (Grist.com – emphasis mine)

The government released this information in February. So why are we just learning these astounding numbers now? The results of supermarket testing for contamination was buried deep in the FDA’s 2011 Retail Meat Report. It took additional analysis and calculations on the part of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to uncover just how terrifying the data truly is. We’re not just talking about bacterial contamination, we’re talking about antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in:

Scary, isn't it?

We’ve all been warned about the over-use of  antibiotics…

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