US meat teeming with superbugs

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  1. wanker

    wanker New Member

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    http://www.newser.com/story/166366/us-meat-is-teeming-with-superbugs.html

    Newser) – Horse meat-tainted beef? We should be so lucky. US meat is rife with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," according to a government study released in February that's just now getting attention. The data hails from 2011, and is the result of testing on ground turkey, pork chops, ground beef, and chicken available at supermarkets; more than half of the samples taken were contaminated with superbugs like salmonella and E. coli. The New York Times reports that this represents a "sizable increase." For example, of all salmonella found on raw chicken, 74% was resistant to antibiotics, while in 2002, less than 50% was. The findings are sure to increase the backlash against the use of antibiotics in animals raised for meat, but vets who work with the International Food Information Council (which gets money from major food companies) and the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (which gets money from veterinary pharmaceutical companies) say the report used small sample sizes and is misleading. Another disturbing finding: All in all, 87% of the meat tested contained some sort of fecal contamination, either normal or antibiotic-resistant.


     
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    adds flavor
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    cook it. problem solved
     
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    if the meat were perfectly sterile our immune systems would not get the benefit of the exercise of killing off the infections thus dirty meat is good for us.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    HAL eats off of the floor.
    That guy never gets sick.
     
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    bugs tenderize the meat.
     
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    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    There's only one answer to this problem....

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    :c
     
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    grass fed and 100% organic fo a nigga
     
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    I'm having hot dogs tonight. Surely they're safe. :c
     
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    I think if we all knew the stuff we truly ate - the little bits and pieces of things that end up in our boxed food, in our meat, etc. we would be appalled..not to mention all the dirty little unwashed hands that handle our food - from fast food places to the four star restaurants - yuck!
    l remember a story on 20/20 or one of those shows - it had night vision cameras in a four star hotel. Once it got dark, the kitchen was overrun with rats. Big freakin rats, on the plates, counters, cabinets.
    And yet we'll all eat out this week!
     
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    My hot dogs are kosher.
     
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    Great movie
     
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    i hate the word "teeming". by the way, some asshole kept me awake all night idling in his car.
     
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    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    :hat:

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