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Report: 100 Percent of Ground Beef Contains Fecal Matter

A new study by Consumer Reports finds 100 percent of sampled beef contained fecal contamination.

Monday’s edition of Consumer Reports revealed that all 458 pounds of ground beef bought for research contained fecal contamination, which can cause ailments such as blood or urinary tract infections. The media organization purchased the meat—of both conventional and “sustainable” varieties—from 103 grocery, big-box, and natural-food stores in 26 cities across the country and also found more than 80 percent of the samples contained at least two types of bacteria. In the past year, Americans bought 4.6 billion pounds of beef, with an estimated 50 percent of it in the ground form. If undercooked, as in the case of rare or medium-rare preparation (which 28 percent of the meat-eating population prefers), beef can result in sickness from bacteria.

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Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein

The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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