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"Superbug" Found in 40 Percent of Danish Pork

A Danish study found alarming amounts of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in both conventionally farmed and organic pig meat.

A study published this month by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (LA-MRSA) in 48 percent of the organic pork samples it tested. Using genome sequencing on 305 meat samples derived from local retail stores, DVFA also found that 32 percent of organic pork contained LA-MRSA and that the presence of the bacteria has risen by 38 percent in all samples since 2011. According to food advocacy firm The Good Food Institute, 80 percent of all antibiotics produced are used on farmed animals. Experts at England’s University of Exeter recently warned that antibiotic-resistance—which can be caused by the transfer of resistant bacteria from an infected animal to human through the consumption of animal products—creates the groundwork for the next deadly pandemic.

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Victoria's Secret Model Helps Launch Vegan Shoe Line

South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel collaborated with LA-based shoe company Mara & Mine to create its first vegan collection.
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New Study Finds Plants Slash Diabetes Risk by 18 Percent

A 19-year study found that consuming plant-protein greatly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Kentucky Vegan Jerky-Maker to Open Café

Stanley Chase—the man behind Louisville Vegan Jerky—will launch Morels Cafe with sandwiches, a meat and cheese counter, pop-tarts, and jerky snacks.
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Super Band DREAMCAR Embarks on Vegan Tour

Bassist and former No Doubt member Tony Kanal and frontman Davey Havok (of AFI fame) want nothing to do with animal products on their band's nationwide tour.
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Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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