Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for 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.

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. Worldwide, antibiotics are widely used in poultry production, but in the U.S., there…