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USDA Seeks Solution to Animal Antibiotic Use

The government agency is looking into safe alternatives to factory farms’ overreliance on superbug-breeding drugs.

In the wake of public outcry concerning the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture seems to be progressing in its attempt to devise safe alternatives to the potentially hazardous drugs. In a recent report in the Journal of Animal Science, USDA scientists revealed that feeding livestock sodium chlorate—a nontoxic substance previously used as a food additive and herbicide—is effective in reducing intestinal concentrations of harmful pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli. Researchers are hopeful that the discovery will lead to a safer meat supply, at a time when alarm over the health impact of the meat industry is being called into question.

Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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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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