Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Meat: Not Getting Better - http://bit.ly/VQwrC5 can't we fix this before the coming health disaster?
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- This was all entirely predictable. Antibiotics, growth hormones, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, bactericides, genetically-modified resistance... it all eventually backfires. I'm wondering whether crops are being put at an evolutionary disadvantage, because rather than the strongest surviving, they're all surviving, but becoming dependant on synthetic chemical treatments, which, upon failure, immediately expose the crops to very destructive disease or pest infestation.
Organic farming worked for thousands of years, but unfortunately, a few powerful companies make too much money out of unsustainable, damaging, unhealthy and dangerous farming practises to allow us to return to such times. One disturbing example of damage is the sugar cane fields in Australia, where the chemical fertiliser run-off is slowly killing off the ancient coral in the Great Barrier Reef.Feb 12, 2013
- of course, utterly predictable...Feb 12, 2013