Dying bees and antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Common roots?
In case you missed it over at the New York Times Magazine, check out Michael Pollans’ “Our Decrepit Food Factories,” a brief, alarming look at the roots of two troubling trends: the die-off of bee colonies around the country, and the spread of anti-biotic resistant bacteria (known as MRSA for its scientific name) out hospital rooms into public spaces. Pollan’s sharp essay focuses on two stunning details, each suggesting that industrialized food processing are the cause of these problems.
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