Monday, March 11, 2013

Old MacDonald had multi-strain resistant MRSA on his farm

Yesterday in a typical scare mongering piece which our nihilistic media adore, the UK Chief Medical Officer was described as saying that the continual use of antibiotics is a threat on par to terrorism and climate change. These hyperbolic news articles always make me irate. The world's media seems to thrive on portraying this fictitious message that the earth will be a pile of rubble within five years. 

The issue of antibiotics in the food chain has been a problem which has been ignored by governments for years. The fact that farmers were pumping their cattle full of antibiotics and growth hormones didn't seem to be concerning anyone. 
These drugs are used extensively by intensive farmers because of the close quarters that their animals are forced to live in. If animals are left free to roam the countryside in peace these drug cocktails are not required. Soon Superbugs will be running rife through Old McDonalds Farm and we can add a friendly new verse to the song about how Old MacDonald had multi strain resistant MRSA on his farm and how it wiped out the rest of his cattle with a 'cough, cough here and a splutter, splutter there'. 

Surely one day people will notice the common themes in all of these new stories. Horsemeat Scandal, Antibiotics in Our Food, and the Polish factory recycling returned meat back into their new products. The fact is people need to care about where their food is coming from, and what it is that they are eating. Until people sit up and take notice they are going to continue chowing down on overdosed horses with some of last years leftovers smushed into a friendly 56p value burger. 
Ee i ee i oh!!

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