19 August 2006
Ugh. The FDA has approved use of a bacteriocidal virus on processed meats. These bacteriophages kill listeria monocyogenes, which is responsible for up to 500 deaths in the US annually. The virus only attacks that type of bacteria, but it's still a scary method of control. I can just picture a combination of mutations, where the bacteria become resistant to the virus, and the virus also mutate to prey upon humans. I'm thinking organic meat's sounding better and better.