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Offline bharminder

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Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« on: November 23, 2010, 07:24:04 am »
"In August 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Phage therapy which involves spraying meat with viruses that infect bacteria, and thus preventing infection. This has raised concerns, because without mandatory labelling consumers wouldn't be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray. [1]"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodborne_illness


Anybody heard of this

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Re: Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 08:21:11 am »
I was previously aware of this. Phage therapy is definitely a superior way of pathogen control than antibiotics and other deadly methods, although the meat is already tainted by antibiotics. The problem with phage is potential damage to gut flora, other than that, it is definitely better than conventional medical approaches.

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Re: Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 09:16:39 am »
Gross -v
I have not heard of this... thanks for sharing

Offline yon yonson

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Re: Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 12:22:21 pm »
FUCK that. then they're gonna start spraying them with nanobots that kill germs... and pass easily into your organs... and kill you. beware of the nanoparticles already being used in sunscreen. they can travel straight through your skin unhindered

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Re: Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 01:18:18 pm »
FUCK that. then they're gonna start spraying them with nanobots that kill germs... and pass easily into your organs... and kill you. beware of the nanoparticles already being used in sunscreen. they can travel straight through your skin unhindered

Nanoparticles? WTF is that?

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Re: Phage therapy-spraying meat with viruses to infect bacteria
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 08:34:08 pm »
I wonder what happens if you make high meat out of it?

 

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