For years, pork has been promoted by the industry as healthy food option — “the other white meat.” But the new report suggests otherwise.
Even more, 90 percent of the bacteria Consumer Reports found were said to be resistant to antibiotics. In other words, they were super-bugs.
Rangan said, “All of these things paint a very concerning picture about this indiscriminate use of antibiotics in meat production in this country, and what we believe are the resulting consequences of that.”
Watch here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57554632/consumer-reports-sounds-alarm-on-pork-safety/
According to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, if we keep squandering antibiotics in animal feed just to fatten them faster, we could be heading towards a dystopian future where are miracle drugs don’t work anymore: “A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.” (http://bit.ly/Nous1h) Already the retail meat supply is heavily contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria: