- All ground turkey tested, 81% was contaminated with antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- Pork chops tested, 69% contaminated
- Ground beef, 55%
- Ground chicken 39%, and 53% of chickens tested were tainted with E.coli that was antibiotic resistant
And this is only "ground" meat....read my previous blogs for what was found on our chicken supply...
In the meat tested, scientists found significant amounts of salmonella and Campylobacter---bacteria that causes millions of cases of food poisoning a year.
What antibiotic resistance means is the antibiotics once used to kill these bacterias no longer work. So many antibiotics are injected into these animals and mixed in with their feed, that the bacteria is becoming resistant to them. In 2011, 29.9 million pounds of antibiotics were sold for meat and poultry production, compared to 7.7 million sold for human use, and that number is on the rise. The antibiotics are not only used for treating sick animals, but antibiotics are put in animals feed and water to help them grow "faster" and to compensate for their horrendous living conditions. We are creating "superbugs" that antibiotics can no longer kill.
The director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, stated antibiotics will no longer work to fight disease because too many bacteria have developed resistance to them.
So, even though the scientists revealed all this contamination in meat, it is being sold in our markets today. The meat industries state that the public has been instructed on how to handle and cook raw meat, so MOST of the bacteria SHOULD be killed during cooking....ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? This is their answer to this HUGE problem?
The next time you have vomiting and diarrhea and think it is a "stomach bug", you are probably right. However, it most likely isn't from a virus that is going around.....you have a much better chance at getting this "stomach bug" from the meat you ate for dinner the night before.....
Instead of hamburgers, try this recipe....no antibiotics needed!!
BLACK BEAN BURGERS
6 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 carrots, grated
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t chili powder
2 t ground cumin 1/2 c salsa
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put beans in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Mash mixture well using a potato masher or your hands.
- Form mixture into burger patties and place on a baking sheet.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, until tops are browned.
You can serve these burgers on whole-wheat buns with all the toppings such as tomato slices, lettuce, onions, etc.