Gallery: Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbug...


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A new study by the Environmental Working Group has found that close to 50 percent of supermarket meat products in the US are tainted with so-called superbugs—strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria are not only responsible for food-borne illnesses (such as E. coli) and other infections, but they are also tied to the spread of resistance to antibiotics in humans. The reason for this incredibly high presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in meat? It has something to do with the 30 million pounds of antibiotics sold for use in US livestock in 2011 alone.

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  1. pacificgabe April 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you for the blog article. These are extremely alarming statistics, but I was wondering what is the risk of being infected with these bacteria once the food has been thoroughly cooked.

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