Fast food burgers tainted by antibiotics? Not so fast

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So, [October 18], millions of Americans woke up to the latest alarmist headline—that burger chains are using meat contaminated with antibiotics.

Except, that’s not at all what the reports says. In fact, the report doesn’t say much of anything about the safety of the meat being used in American fast food restaurants.

Instead, the report simply grades restaurants based on their antibiotic policies—or rather, grades them based on their adoption of antibiotic policies approved by radical green groups. In other words, the report gave a higher score to the restaurants that claim they source their meat from animals that have never (ever!!) received antibiotics.

While mainstream media stories suggest the report is from the Consumers Union, which produces Consumer Reports, the report’s authors actually have nothing to do with that publication. Instead, the authors — Matthew Wellington and Shelby Luce — both work for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (more commonly known as U.S. PIRG) ….  The Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, has been increasingly active on and promoting of left-wing causes for years. For almost 20-years, the organization and publication has maintained a solid anti-GMO stance—promoting bad science and quackery in order to push for more restrictions on the biotech industry.

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