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[RS] Drug-resistant bacteria contaminates 25 pct of US meat

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A sampling of grocery store meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey for sale, according to a study. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia, sepsis or endocarditis in people with weak hearts, was found in 47 percent of samples, said the study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, released on Friday.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/1...ct-of-us-meat/

I still like my steak medium rare but this is interesting nevertheless
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2012.

The Mayans knew this would happen.

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I'm really not worried about it. These bacteria have probably been there for awhile. Not a high likelihood that it just showed up out of the blue. We just didn't detect it until now, where we're trying to find drug-resistant bacteria now.
    
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as long as we cook it thoroughly that shouldn't be a problem should it?
    
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OMG! Raw meat has bacteria and other stuff that is bad for you in it! NO WAY!
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The amount of drug resistance staph on the skin of the general population is probably much higher.
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can't imagine it has anything to do with the ridiculous amounts of corn we feed livestock..nope..not at all...
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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post
can't imagine it has anything to do with the ridiculous amounts of corn we feed livestock..nope..not at all...
Blaspheme. As we all know drug resistant staphylococcus is obviously caused by corn and only corn. Though only when you eat it in large amounts. It makes total sense.
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Staphyloccacus is killed by heat, so I don't really see a problem here.
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Yeah and vegetables have no bacteria that can make you sick either, they are perfectly clean!
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