posted on Aug, 20 2006 @ 03:34 AM
FDA Says Viruses Safe for Treating Meat
"A mix of bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a
year, federal health officials said Friday in granting the first-ever approval of viruses as a food additive.
"Consumers won't be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray, Zajac added. The Department of Agriculture will regulate
the actual use of the product."
External Source: www.forbes.com...
I feel more than a bit uneasy about this because the nature of viruses is to mutate in order to survive and reproduce. What if these 'good' viruses,
approved by the FDA to save lives, turn on us and destroy the natural, healthy bacteria flora in our own bodies?
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[edit on 20-8-2006 by Smile]