Meat at US stores chock-full of superbugs, thanks to Big Ag’s use of antibiotics

That should be the headline and the lede, but it’s the 9th-11th paragraphs.

Another reason to save family farms, eat local (as much as possible), and radically rethink the way we’re living.


High bacteria levels in meat at U.S. stores: report
By Aman Ali – Fri Apr 15, 4:59 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Researchers have found high levels of bacteria in meat commonly found on U.S. grocery store shelves, with more than half of the bacteria resistant to multiple types of antibiotics, according to a study released on Friday.

While the meat commonly found in grocery stores is still safe to eat, consumers should take precautions especially in handling and cooking, the chief researcher for the study said.

The study by the Arizona-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen, or TGRI) examined 136 meat samples from 26 grocery stores in Illinois, Florida, California, Arizona and Washington D.C.

Dr. Lance Price, the head researcher on the study, said high levels of Staphylococcus aureus (S.Aureus) bacteria were found in the meat.

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