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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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IKEA to Debut Vegan Hot Dog at Boston Music Festival

The furniture superstore's newest plant-based food option will make its first appearance at music festival Boston Calling this weekend before expanding to IKEA locations nationwide this fall.
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Paul McCartney: "Meat-Free Is the New Rock and Roll"

McCartney reminisces about a time when meatless entreés meant a plate of steamed vegetables and believes that in 25 years, vegetarian diets will be the norm.
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Impossible Burger is Now Certified Kosher

The Orthodox Union deemed the plant-based patty kosher, broadening Impossible Burger's customer base to include those with religious dietary restrictions.
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Residents to Sue Iowa Over Hog Factory Farm Emissions

Factory farms in the largest hog-producing state in the United States are under fire for spewing toxic, ammonia-filled air into local communities.
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Oat-Based Milk Brand Launches Vegan Ice Cream Line

Swedish vegan milk brand Oatly debuts five flavors of oat-based ice cream.
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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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