Salmonella again

For all the chicken eaters out there: beware– there is a salmonella outbreak and it is not being adequately addressed. See Mark Bittman’s column in today’s New York Times.

Here’s a highlight from Bittman’s piece (italics inserted by me):

“U.S.D.A. does not stand alone. The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.), knowing that manufacturers grow animals under conditions virtually guaranteed to breed disease, allows them to attempt to ward off disease by feeding them antibiotics from birth until death. (This despite the stated intention of the agency to change that, and a court order requiring it to.) This rampant drug use has led to new strains of bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. And the situation is getting worse.”

Sound familiar? Until these kinds of articles cease to need to be written, I’m going to continue to stay away from chicken.


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