- The FDA has released a report claiming that as much as 81% of raw ground turkey was contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Other meats faired just as poorly: 69% of pork chops, 55% of ground beef and 39% of chicken.
- This has definitely stoked the perpetual debate on antibiotics and livestock, causing many to call for a complete overhaul on how livestock is treated for disease.
From the article:
"We feed antibiotics to sick animals, which is completely appropriate, but we also put antibiotics in their feed and in their water to help them grow faster and to compensate for unhygienic conditions. If you have to keep the animals healthy with drugs, I would argue you need to re-examine the system. You don't take antibiotics preventively when you go out into the world."