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Re: E-M:/ Antibiotics



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Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler" <WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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http://jimhightower.com/air/read.asp?id=11371
http://www.pmac.net/AM/meat_bacteria.html

Well, from a Google search:

The bad news is that it appears to be true.  The first link above reports it
in a news cast about 10 days ago.

The "good news" is that it is old news.  The second link reports the
same thing in October 2001, and the source comes from "reliable"
sources, the good old US Gov't.

http://www.brattleboroprimarycare.com/NYTimes.htm





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marie Weigold" <jmweigold@yahoo.com>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 3:37 PM
Subject: E-M:/ Antibiotics


> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Enviro-Mich message from Marie Weigold <jmweigold@yahoo.com>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Is this true?
> Does anyone know the name of the studies cited below?
>
>
>
> Two new scientific studies have found an alarming rise
> in meat products
> that are contaminated with these antibiotic-resistant
> bacteria. In one
> study, the Center for Disease Control examined 407
> chicken samples taken
> from supermarkets in four states. More than half were
> contaminated with
> E. faecium bacteria that had developed immunity to the
> three drugs
> usually used to kill it. In the other study, the Food
> & Drug
> Administration examined 200 samples of ground beef,
> chicken, pork, and
> turkey from supermarkets in the Washington D.C.-area.
> A fifth of the
> samples contained salmonella bacteria, and 83 percent
> of these bacteria
> were resistant to at least one of the antibiotics
> commonly used to kill
> this bug.
>
> Not only is this rapid and deadly mutation scary, but
> it's also stupid,
> for it should not be happening at all. The problem
> stems from the fact
> that giant agribusiness operators are dosing chickens,
> cattle, and other
> animals with tons of antibiotics annually, not to cure
> disease, but-get
> this-to force the animals to gain weight quickly.
> While some three
> million pounds of antibiotics go to treat humans each
> year, nearly 25
> million pounds are fed to animals simply to speed up
> the fattening
> process...and to fatten the profits of the giant meat
> purveyors.
>
> In their rush to profit, these corporations are
> creating the superbugs
> in our meat supply...and literally making a killing on
> us.
>
>
> *********************
> --- Marie Weigold <jmweigold@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > -
>
>
>
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