Skip to comments.Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study
Posted on 04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Washington (AFP) - Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found.
These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real.
The research was done by scientists at Yale University, who sampled manure from a handful of dairy cows at a farm in Connecticut.
In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes.
About three quarters were unfamiliar. Genetic sequencing showed they were only distantly related to those already known to science.
When applied to a lab strain of E. coli, the genes made the bacteria resistant to certain well-known antibiotics, including penicillin and tetracycline.
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Funding for the research came from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the US National Institutes of Health.
Yale studying manure.. I bet ya can get a BS degree in Political Science.
I’d rather be Head of ComPOst.. but for 6 figures, what do ya expect?
Researchers say genes in from cow's gut bacteria can increase resistance to antibiotics (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)
That’s why Yale has so much steam rising from the buildings.
Yeah, the BS emanating from the District of Columbia makes me sick every day.
Bad news for congress and the White House - they’re positively neck deep in this sort of manure.
I don’t care about no steenkin’ bugs. ObamaCare is the number one health hazard Americans are facing these days.
TPTB are really pushing the anti-beef narrative, aren’t they?
Please make a note of it!
over 5 years ago,, Cow Backpacks Trap Methane Gas - Phys.org
Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions each day. (Reuters)
I smell a conspiracy.
Must be a continuation of rearranging American eating habits begun by opra. Continued by mooch. opra/mooch plan of red meat is bad, and kill/bury all the cows. Quite a plan really. opra/mooch plan ... starvation is good for you.
Jeez, anything to go after the Bundy Ranch!
Infested organic vegetables comes to mind. If they are really organic they are grown in poop.
I read about two sentences before concluding that this study was funded by Big Fertilizer and may lead to fed law prohibiting use of natural fertilizer.
Me, I am a city guy and don’t know a thing about farming. But I suspect that I am correct in my conclusion.
“Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions each day.”
Congress produces far more than that in an average hour, and Odingdong outpaces them both.
This is how they lay the groundwork for the eventual assault on beef.
Lots of people around me raise cattle. They collect the manure in big piles, and then take it out and spread it on the pastures. Between hauling it around and loading it into the spreader with a tractor and a front-loader, and hauling the spreader around the pasture, you’re going to get manure on you, and you’re going to ingest some. Never heard of any of them getting sick from ecoli. It’s always someone that lives in city that’s probably never seen a live cow.
Compost that cow crap really well done and good to go. Forget all the scare nonsense.