Scientists at the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety have published a paper comparing the incidence of Salmonella in organic chickens compared to conventional chickens raised by the same company in the same area. The team also analyzed the antibiotic-resistance status of 70 of the Salmonella isolates. Their findings were remarkable:
The team's paper is entitled "Prevalence and Distribution of Salmonella in Organic and Conventional Broiler Poultry Farms." It appeared in the journal Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Vol. 7, Number 11, 2010.