Antibiotic-resistent bacteria found in veg

Researchers at Amsterdam’s VU university teaching hospital have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a number of samples of root and sprouting vegetables, Nos television reports.

The researchers looked at 120 different samples and found the bacteria in seven of them, including bean sprouts, radishes, spring onions and parsnips. Four of the seven samples were organic.
The researchers say they expect the vegetables were given animal fertiliser or that the ground was polluted. Antibiotic resistance has long been a problem in the chicken industry.
People who eat anti-biotiech resistant veg can also develop resistance to antibiotics.

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