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Factory Farm Superbugs

One writer warns of the dangers of antibiotics used on factory-farm animals as a potential to create superbugs.

Johann Hari, a columnist for London’s The Independent, recently wrote about the unhealthy, obsessive use of antibiotics on factory farms for the Huffington Post. She points out that all factory-farm animals are given antibiotics regardless of the animal’s health and that 80 percent of the antibiotics used in the US are given to farm animals. Hari then discusses a study in the New England Journal of Medicine in which a team of scientists went to a farm where chickens were not exposed to antibiotics. The team added the antibiotic tetracycline into the chickens’ feed, and two weeks later 90 percent of the chickens were releasing tetracycline-resistant organisms.

Harvard Hosts Vegan Conference

Students will discuss the bioethical implications of the vegan diet at the sixth annual Ivy League Vegan Conference hosted by Harvard Vegan Society Student Group.
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Arkansas Passes Debilitating Ag-Gag Bill

The state enacted a bill that will jeopardize citizens' ability to report abuse across industries including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and factory farms.
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Forbes Spotlights Women Challenging the Food Industry

The prominent media outlet focused on powerful women working toward fixing the broken food system, most through plant-based innovation.
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Vegan Shrimp to Hit Shelves Next Month

New Wave's innovative algae-based popcorn shrimp will debut ahead of schedule due to widespread market interest.
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Vegan Junk Food Bar to Open in Amsterdam in April

The munchies capital of the world will welcome a plant-based eatery, with burgers and fries galore.
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