[permaculture] [Fwd: Honey and MRSA]

Mathew Waehner waehner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 13:49:08 EST 2008


The Wired article doesn't mention that RAW honey is thought to have much
stronger antibiotic effects.

On 1/25/08, Keith Johnson <keithdj at mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> MRSA killed 19,000 Americans in 2005 (17,000 died of AIDS in the same
> period) and incidence is on the rise largely due to CAFOs and their
> indiscriminate use of antibiotics, without which the animals would
> probably die in mass numbers. Instead they become food for most Americans.
>
> ACRES USA reports further that the bacteria was found on 45% of the
> farms in Ontario, 25% of the pigs, and 20% of the farmers. Attendees at
> the 2005 International Veterinary Convention were tested for the disease
> and of the 27 positives, 23 were Americans. 81% of all Dutch hog farms
> had one or more infected pigs and that 39% of pigs at slaughter carried
> the bacteria and Dutch pig farmers had 760 times as much as regular
> patients admitted to hospitals. The greatest incidence occurred on farms
> where large amounts of antibiotics were used (duh). No one is
> systematically testing for it in the USA.
>
> Here's a treatment for the flesh-eating bug from, oddly, Wired magazine.
>
> http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2006/10/71925
>
>
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