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16 Apr 2011 11:34


U.S.: Scary report: Many meats have high levels of drug-resistant bacteria

The Translational Genomics Research Institute notes that while the meat is safe to eat, consumers should take care in handling and cooking it. Still though, yikes. source

18 Aug 2010 23:58


U.S.: Scariest number of the night: Hint, it involves a ton of eggs

  • 380 million freaking eggs recalled over salmonella fears source
  • » And for the math-adverse: That breaks down to 31.6 million cartons, cartons that include these brands: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps, Pacific Coast, Lucerne, Mountain Dairy, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Lund and Dutch Farms. Now is not the time to start your Atkins diet.

15 May 2010 13:50


U.S.: Just to scare you, here’s a quote about a deadly staph infection

  • One of the problems with MRSA, one of the reasons why it’s become what I consider a true crisis, is that I really don’t think we’ve been taking it sufficiently seriously for a very long time.
  • “Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA” author Maryn McKenna • Regarding one of the deadliest, most-resistant diseases out there, and one that’s often been ignored by those with power to stop it. The drug, which kills 19,000 each year and sickens millions more, is infamous in hospitals, where it infected one Seattle hospital so badly in 1980 that they had to close the intensive-care and burn units and build new ones. Now it’s worse and more drug-resistant than it’s ever been. Scared? source

05 Dec 2009 00:55


Biz: Slim-Fast has some scary bacteria, just got recalled en masse

  • 10 million cans of Slim-Fast need to hit the trash, fast source