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NASA Team Reveals Space Farming System Plans

The space program reveals the greenhouse system expected to be used in a 2030 expedition to Mars.

While the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are planning a mostly meat- and dairy-free menu for the astronauts expected to travel to Mars in 2030, the space program is also putting together a greenhouse plan for the team to grow their own food. Since the trip to the Red Planet will take roughly six months to complete, NASA will implement a plant-based farming system in order for the astronauts to eat nutritious food to stay healthy for the entire journey. The Vegetable Production System will produce fast-growing plants such as leafy greens, radishes, and bok choy, and will be watered and tended by crewmembers.

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Purple Carrot meal kits will now be available at Whole Foods Markets in the North Atlantic region.
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NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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