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Gross! Widespread meat contamination detected

Sorry to ruin your appetite this morning, but we'd be remiss if we did not bring Friday's breaking news to your attention. Will this news change your eating habits? Are you ready to go vegetarian? Do you already have a source for meat that is outside the mainstream chain? (If so, please share.)

Let's hear your thoughts on Friday's news:

Meat in the U.S. may be widely contaminated with strains of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers reported Friday.

Nearly half of all meat and poultry sampled in a new study contained drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, the type of bacteria that most commonly causes staph infections. Such infections can take many forms, from a minor rash to pneumonia or sepsis. But the findings are less about direct threats to humans than they are about the risks of using antibiotics in agriculture. Read more -- if you can stomach it -- over at our Health blog:


Artisan L.A. versus Artisanal L.A.

Who you callin' chevalier?

Molto Mario, less Susan Lucci

-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Brendan Smialowski / Bloomberg

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Disgusting. It says a lot about the incompetence of people working in our agricultural industries. E. coli on vegetables, etc. Obviously routine inspections of abatoires (slaughterhouses) are called for, and heavy fines leveled.


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