The State Science Institute reviews Rearden Metal

Posted by eilinel 7 years ago to Science
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Reformatting a previous post: Pastured eggs "may" contain salmonella, although the only documented cases of salmonella are in confined flocks....
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 7 years ago
    Doesn't surprise me one bit. The government is very good at tossing science out the window if it can be done to help special interests, or to just mash producers under the thumb.
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  • Posted by soft_cheesebri8 7 years ago
    Which serovar of Salmonella are you implicating in your discussion? It makes a difference. Salmonella enteriditis is a major cause of human gastroenteritis, and shows little clinical signs in chickens (which necessitates the need for screening the environment and pooled chicken fecal samples for the pathogen). I'm fairly certain that the FDA is attempting to provide quality control for infectious diseases as animal products are sent to market. Other serovars of Salmonella are transmitted by different animals. For example: There is a reason why you can't legally purchase turtles with a shell diameter of less than 4" - turtles carry a serovar of Salmonella that children were infected with when they would put those small turtles in their mouth.
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    • Posted by $ Mimi 7 years ago
      Costa Rican turtles. *sigh*. Everyone had one when I was little. Miss the little fellows.
      I think science aside, the government is being bullied by more conventional businesses’ lobbying groups because pasterized eggs have become a fast growing business.
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