posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 02:12 PM
Originally posted by beezzer
Antibiotics in Cattle Feed Linked to Superbug
NIGEL HAWKES / The Times of London (UK) 24mar98
Not to derail your fine thread but I did some homework and found this article. This has been an issue for 13 years. At least. Now I think it is a
valuable article and thread to note, but what has changed in those 13 years to eliminate the problem?
And what do people want to do now?
Is there another agend behind this story? Is there something we are missing?
Not a derail - history is important.
...Briefly, you're right - the links were clear by the late 1990's: new diseases were emerging, all linked to industrial agriculture and zoonoses; old
diseases were mutating and going pandemic, also linked to industrial food production and processing; prions were known to play a role in mutation and
microbial evolution as well as human disease, and prion creation, propagation and spread also was linked to industrial processes.
The situation was complex: scientifically, socially and economically. The decision-makers polarized: the bleeding hearts wanted to pull in the reins
on industry; corporate industry said no, constraints would threaten national and international economic stability.
Industrial corporate interests won through with GW's election. A Presidential Directive curtailed research on and communication about prions; the
"Cheeseburger Bill" prevented oversight and regulation of new and emerging pathogens, including prions; the new Personal Bankruptcy Act dovetailed
with new constraints on medical and disability insurance to prevent diagnosis and public awareness; the Personal Responsibility in Health Act tricked
people into blaming the victims instead of culpable corporations; and then, when the effects were too large to cover-up any longer, the Global
Financial Crisis distracted everyone's attention.
The corporations got their bail-outs, the CEO's got their bonuses and the rest of us have to clean up the expected, predicted mess.
edit on 16/4/11 by soficrow because: (no reason given)