Saturday, February 12, 2011

Antibiotic usage in grocery store chicken


If you missed CBC Marketplace this week, do head over to the website to watch last night's segment on your computer. 

They took 100 samples of grocery store chicken and found antibiotic resistant bacteria in a disturbingly high percentage.

The show looked into possible causes, and also performed a test to look for contamination in the kitchen, even while preparing the meat using the kind of care that we are warned to take when handling meat.

This raises some disturbing questions about what the poultry industry calls therapeutic antibiotic usage and is well worth watching.

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