According to a Reuter’s article, scientists have found Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aurelius in raw milk samples in the US and UK. The superbug has been growing in prevalence and represents a significant challenge to medicine because it is an infection that, as the name implies, is resistant to antibiotics. Concurrent to this story is the outbreak of a new strain of E. Coli across Europe. It would seem to this blogger that both these outbreaks are rooted, at least in part, in the practices of large corporate food producers and the sometimes shoddy agricultural processes in which they engage. Read these past posts, here, here and here for more information on both MRSA and animal husbandry/food safety.
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