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FDA Appeals Decision to Ban Antibiotics in Feed

The government agency hopes to overturn a court-ordered ban on the nonmedical use of antibiotics on farm animals.

After a magistrate judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to enforce a 35-year-old ban on antibiotics in animal feed, the federal agency has filed an appeal to overturn the decision. According to a notice dated May 21, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, along with Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine Bernadette Dunham and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, filed a motion with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to challenge the ruling, which will prohibit the nonmedical use of penicillin and tetracycline unless drug companies can demonstrate that they have no impact on public health. If the appeal is denied, representatives from pharmaceutical companies will be required to testify as to their products’ safety before the FDA—the first step toward implementing the ban.

Ben & Jerry's Asks Fans to Pick New Vegan Flavor

The ice cream giant is crowdsourcing its next non-dairy flavor to add to its seven-pint line.
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Seven Schools in Los Angeles Adopt Vegan Lunch Program

Starting this September, children at several Los Angeles area schools will enjoy vegan burgers, subs, and tamales for lunch thanks to joint efforts by animal-rights activists.
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NadaMoo! Hosts Game of Thrones Ice Cream Contest

The vegan company's "Game of Spoons" contest will select seven winners from seven kingdoms to choose seven ice cream flavors in honor of the popular show's HBO finale.
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Scientists Find New Health Benefits in Avocado Waste

New research finds that the husk surrounding an avocado pit might halt the growth of tumors, treat heart disease, and be used as a plant-based additive in cosmetics.
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Target Severs Ties with Hampton Creek

Just Mayo and other vegan products will not be returning to Target despite FDA clearance.
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