You won't believe what's lurking in your chicken now
Do you like to gamble?
It can be fun to try your luck at a game of chance every now and then.
But if you're buying mass-produced, factory-farmed chicken at the supermarket, you're gambling with your and your family's health and safety -- and those stakes are way too high to take any chances with!
We're hearing more and more scary stories about contaminated chicken making people sick. And it just keeps getting worse. The bacteria found in contaminated chicken is actually growing stronger, since factory-farmed chicken is constantly pumped full of antibiotics.
Now, according to the latest news, a bacterial infection that's not usually passed through food has made its way to tainted poultry in Denmark.
This new strain of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is even more drug-resistant than previous MRSA strains -- and researchers have found it lurking in the chicken.
And it's not just microscopic pathogens posing a danger to you by way of your meat.
You may have heard that Tyson had to recall thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets after people found bits of hard plastic in their food.
The unappetizing plastic was likely from a piece of machinery breaking and getting ground up along with the massive amounts of chicken parts used to make processed nuggets.
When your meat is being made in a factory, who knows what might end up in there?!
If you're like the average American, you eat about 60 pounds of chicken every year. It's the most popular meat in America, beating out beef and pork for the number one spot on our dinner plates.
And that's a good thing -- because chicken is chock full of protein that helps build muscle, gives you energy, and keeps you feeling full.
What really matters is where the chicken is coming from -- and don't think you're safe if you're not importing your chicken from Denmark. It doesn't take very long for a superbug to travel across international borders and wind up on your doorstep.
But when you buy organic meat from a local farm (or at a farmer's market), you don't have to worry about what antibiotics the animals have been fed -- or what has fallen into their meat somewhere along the assembly line.
It may cost you a little more to go organic and local, but the price difference is really nothing compared to getting sick with an incurable infection or choking on a piece of plastic.