(HEALTH/OP-ED) With the recent outbreak of salmonella making its way across the United States, meat eaters are seriously considering putting down the chicken. Reports say more than 300 people have become ill from the bacteria, but experts at the Centers for Disease Control believe the numbers are much greater. Unsurprisingly, very little has been done to protect the public from the contaminated food.
Although the recent government shutdown certainly didn’t help the situation, the problems surrounding the salmonella outbreak have more to do with the practices of the Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Department of Agriculture. As of late, both organizations seem more concerned with protecting the industry than with public health. Read the New York Times article at the link below to find out which chicken to stay away from, and learn what steps need to be taken to prevent future salmonella outbreaks.
And while you’re at it, make sure to check out our 15 Powerful Reasons to Go Veg! — Global Animal
The New York Times, Mark Bittman
Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/opinion/bittman-should-you-eat-chicken.html