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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.

Saudis Go Vegan to Curb Obesity Epidemic

Residents of Saudi Arabia have the support of vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, who plans to open 10 vegan restaurants in the region by 2020.
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Vegan Wine and Cheese Delivery Debuts

Cheese brand Miyoko's Kitchen partners with subscription service Vegan Wines for cruelty-free wine and cheese pairings that can be delivered to your door.
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Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
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Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
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MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
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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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