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Food-Borne Illness and Ways to Prevent It

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  • Worldwide nearly 1 in 10 people fall ill from eating contaminated food every year, and 420,000 die as a result
  • Multiple foodborne illness outbreaks have occurred in a matter of months at Chipotle, arguably one of the best fast-food chains in the U.S.
  • Mcr-1, a gene mutation that makes bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, is being increasingly found around the world and has now been linked to imported meat

By Dr. Mercola

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first-ever global estimates of foodborne diseases, and the numbers aren't pretty. Nearly one in 10 people fall ill from eating contaminated food every year, and 420,000 – that's nearly half a million! – die as a result.


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