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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 BBQ Turns Into Proper Sit-Down Restaurant

Portland's Homegrown Smoker will bring re-imagined versions of its vegan tempeh Reuben and Shepard's Pie to the St. John's neighborhood this summer.
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Chickpea Startup Gets $8 Million Capital Boost

Plant-protein company Nutriati received a sizable investment from firms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Virginia to help bring its in-demand products to market.
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Beyond Burger to Be Served on Capitol Hill

More than 500 members of Congress are invited to sample the innovative burger in an effort to put plant-based policies at the top of their minds.
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Etnies Launches Cruelty-Free Shoe to Honor Vegan Skater

The high-performance Jameson shoe contains zero animal products thanks to skater Ryan Lay's vegan lifestyle.
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Vegan Tattoo Shop to Hold Benefit for Animals

Brooklyn's Gristle Tattoo is raising funds to benefit Mercy for Animals through creative, animal activist-oriented tattoo designs.
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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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