Do You Want Staph with That?

One reason why the Grumpy Vegan doesn’t eat meat, eggs and dairy is because it’s diseased animal corpses and poisoned animal secretions. So, it’s nice to read that my gut reaction, so to speak, is supported by scientific research. The study, published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, noted that the DNA testing of the meat samples suggest that the animals were the major source of contamination. No shit, Sherlock. As the Science Daily Web site reported,

Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases, are present in meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores at unexpectedly high rates, according to a nationwide study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples — 47 percent — were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria — 52 percent — were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics, according to the study published April 15 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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