Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Think You Are Healthier Because You Eschew Red Meat, But Eat Chicken? Think Again!

Out of 100 whole chickens purchased at Seattle-area grocery stores in March, 80 harbored at least one type of disease-causing bacteria, including campylobacter and salmonella.

Ten percent of the samples tested positive for the same antibiotic-resistant strain of staphylococcus bacteria responsible for an epidemic of hospital infections. And organic chickens were just as likely as conventionally raised chickens to be tainted with a wide range of germs.
Read the whole story in today's Seattle Times.

No comments: