Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Staph bacteria in meat? Eat vegetarian

Ground beef in industrial grinder
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Almost 50 percent of meat and poultry tested in grocery stores, test positive for staph bacteria which could be harmful to humans.

Perhaps that’s a reason to buy locally-raised grass fed meat?

Half of the contaminated samples contained strains of the bacteria that were resistant to at least three antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline. Some strains were resistant more antibiotics.

Gross.

The meat, which was sold under 80 different brands, was purchased in Los Angeles; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale; and Flagstaff, Ariz.

You can read more here. I’m sure this will be a developing story.

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