http://www.amazon.com/Superbug-Fatal-Menace-Maryn-McKenna/dp/141655727X You might be interested in this book; I found it very informing after my father came down with a MRSA infection from working in a hospital. I wouldn't worry about recombinant DNA from GM crops or livestock creating any type of super bug. Bacteria (competent species) already have the ability to transfer exogenous DNA.Certain viruses can also mutate exponentially and transfer DNA, or RNA. A major concern is the amount of antibiotics given to livestock creating resistant strains. This thread has definitely aroused significant concerns about the water quality in New Jersey. Our government routinely turns a blind eye upon ocean pollution, and I'm glad everyone is starting to discuss this topic.