Sunday, June 26, 2016

Superbug? Blame the seagulls

Mom Jones has an article about a superbug E Coli that is resistant to antibiotics.

The cause: Antibiotic use in pigs. In this case, pigs in Chinese farms, and sea gulls who migrate spread it from garbage to you.

Something to remember when you eat food: that modern methods of food production (and big Agri businesses) spread germs, but on the other hand, the alternative might be malnutrition and famine.

We grow organic rice, which is healthier, but if you are a tricycle driver or factory worker in Manila, you can't afford it, so you eat agri intensive (usually imported) rice full of chemicals etc.

There needs to be a middle way, but never mind.

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