Mmm. How About A Superbug Steak?
Here’s one more argument (save yourself!) to give up meat, even if you don’t care about the planet or animal cruelty:
More than half of samples of ground turkey, pork chops and ground beef collected from supermarkets for testing by the federal government contained a bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to a new report highlighting the findings.
The data, collected in 2011 by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System — a joint program of the Food and Drug Administration, the Agriculture Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — show a sizable increase in the amount of meat contaminated with antibiotic-resistant forms of bacteria, known as superbugs, like salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter.
Now that’s the sort of thing that makes Russ Kremer, and his retro pig-farming, seem even smarter.