Category Archives: Campylobacter

Questions About “Dirty Birds”

By way of Effect Measure, I came across this Consumer Reports article about bacterial contamination of chicken. The short version: I’m not convinced that the bacterial contamination problem has become worse–keep in mind, I’m not saying that bacterial contamination is not a problem, only that the problem has remained constant in scope.
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Posted in Agriculture, Antibiotics, Campylobacter, Microbiology, Public Health

Antibiotics and Industry Pressure in New Zealand

Lest you think corporate interference in public health policy is solely a U.S. problem, New Zealand is suffering a brain drain in the area of antibiotic resistance research due to political pressure hindering research on the effects of antbiotic use in agriculture.
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