15 Aug '11, 6pm

Organic chicken raised without lots of antibiotics had less Salmonella than that from conventional livestock facilities

Organic chicken raised without lots of antibiotics had less Salmonella than that from conventional livestock facilities

The turkey recall I recently blogged about has focused a spotlight on the issue of antibiotic resistance, as evidenced by the recent widespread news coverage of a new study showing that poultry farmers who stop giving their birds antibiotics reduce the incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their flocks. image courtesy Will Merydith, via Flickr Here’s a pithy description of the study from a Washington Post blog : In the new study , published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, Amy Sapkota of the University of Maryland School of Public Health and colleagues studied 10 conventional farms and 10 farms that had recently become organic in 2008. They tested for the presence of a bacteria known as enterococci in poultry litter, feed and water and for whether the organisms were resistant to 17 commonly used drugs. All the farms tested positive for the bacteria...

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