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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Again Linked to Use of Antibiotics in Conventional Meat Production

Jun 05, 2014

 

Photo Credit:  Steven Lilley

Photo Credit: Steven Lilley

Another study has come out linking the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the use of antibiotics in conventional meat-rearing operations. The research, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, focused on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hog slaughtering and processing plants to look at how exposure was spread to plant workers, their household members, and community residents. Researchers found that plant workers were exposed to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria at rates 2.5 times higher than typical community residents, likely due to the use of antibiotics in conventional animal rearing. This is a worrisome finding, because MRSA may be spread through plant workers or processed conventional meat to the public, contributing to the high number of infections and deaths caused by resistant bacterial strains. Remember that the only way to be certain that the meat you are eating was raised without antibiotics is to choose organic!

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