Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken

one of the most concerning developments in medicine is the emergence of bacterial super resistance resistance to not just one class of drugs like penicillin but resistance to multiple classes of drugs so-called multi drug-resistant bacteria in the 2013 FDA retail meat report more than a quarter of the Salmonella found contaminating retail chicken breasts […]

Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh

“Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh” When farm animals are fed antibiotics, they can develop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts, and then the gut bacteria can become manure on meat, which can spread to humans. Even vegetarian humans, since drug resistant bacteria in animal feces can also spread to people through crops or the environment. The […]

Drug Residues in Meat

“Drug Residues in Meat” One of the reasons we are increasingly plagued with new superbugs is the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals. As Britain’s chief medical officer put it in his 2009 annual report: “every inappropriate…use [of antibiotics in] agriculture is potentially signing a death warrant for a future patient.” Earlier this year, […]

Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?

“Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?” Why was there so much more lymphoma and leukemia risk among those eating just a small serving of chicken a day? The reasons are unclear. Certainly there are industrial carcinogens, like dioxins, that may increase risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and have been found in meat and dairy. But the study […]