In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, pigs look at visitors at a pig farm in Beijing, China. Anti-doping scientists, coaches and others in sports fear that bad food could cause innocent athletes to fail anti-doping drug tests. With China, in particular, scientists fear that a rash of drug-test failures could be linked to the illegal use in livestock farming of the banned drug clenbuterol. The Chinese nickname for the drug is "lean meat powder" and it is used to bulk up pigs and other farm animals. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

(Bloomberg View) — Last week scientists announced they’d discovered a gene spreading among bacteria in China that renders them resistant to some of the world’s most powerful, “last resort” antibiotics.

If such invulnerable bugs spread, doctors may soon lack the tools needed to combat infections, whether contracted through chemotherapy, surgery, or even simple cuts.

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