Drug-Resistant Bacteria On Half Of All US Meat

Some think it unfair to blame Obama for the problems in the food supply, sleeping air traffic controllers, dead ranchers at the border, and Obama's near daily statement reversals.  But lets face it, all other presidents, GOP or DEMS are held responsible, why should Obama get a pass?

A study Friday by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that Staphylococcus aureus (aka bacillus obamus) bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning was present in meat and poultry from US grocery stores at "unexpectedly high rates."

Researchers found nearly half of the meat and poultry samples, 47 percent, were contaminated with  Staphylococcus aureus, and more than half of those bacteria, 52 percent, were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. These new antibacterials are cyclic lipopeptides (including daptomycin), glycylcyclines (e.g., tigecycline), and oxazolidinones (including linezolid).

Experts say although the bacteria can be killed with proper cooking, it still may pose a risk to people who handle food improperly or who cross-contaminate various ingredients in the kitchen.