A Pig In a Poke
When importing livestock for food or breeding, European countries may inadvertently open their borders to superbugs as well
Michael Schubert |
Cast your mind back a few hours to the beginning of your day. How did you start it off? For many of you, the answer will include a bacon sandwich – ham and eggs – breakfast sausage. These kinds of hearty foods can make for a comforting breakfast – but perhaps somewhat less comforting once you consider the high rates of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in much of Europe’s pork supply.
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- K Hansen, “Something is rotten in Denmark’s pig industry” (2016). Available at: bit.ly/2dj4tse. Accessed October 15, 2016.