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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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Al Gore's New "Resign Trump" Video Promotes Veganism

A new viral video interview with the eco-warrior politician promotes consuming a plant-based diet to fight climate change.
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Upscale Toronto Eatery Opens Spinoff Vegan Burger Spot

Planta Burger will take over a shuttered fish restaurant as the latest installment of the plant-based restaurant expansion of Chase Hospitality Group.
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New Vegan Group Launches to Promote Diversity

Nonprofit organization Encompass aims to build an inclusive animal-rights movement to help veganism achieve its maximum potential.
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World's Largest Meat Company Profits Drop 80 Percent

Troubled Brazilian meat giant JBS reports massive dip in earnings after global meat scandal.
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New Plant-Based Culinary Course Comes to Florida

McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.
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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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