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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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Vegan Girl Scout Thin Mint Chickpea Snacks Debut in June

Biena Snacks partnered with female-empowerment organization to create its iconic cookie flavor in chickpea-snack form—which can also be eaten frozen.
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Vegan Tacos Win Food Battle Against Fish Tacos

Taqueria La Veganza obliterated Ricky's Fish Tacos in LA's Taco Madness competition.
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Postmates Ends Deliveries of Foie Gras

The delivery service will no longer honor orders that contain the cruel product made by force-feeding ducks.
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New Vegan Market Opens in South Florida

Vegan Fine Foods offers a range of plant-based products with a 100-percent vegan guarantee.
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Beyond Sausage Debuts at All Whole Foods Nationwide

Beyond Meat's newest product, pork-free sausages, is now available in the meat section at Whole Foods Markets.
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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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