VegNews Daily

Living Near Factory Farms Increases Blood Pressure

A new study links air pollution caused by industrial pig farms to higher blood pressure in neighboring residents.

A recent report published in Environmental Health Perspectives reveals that living near factory farms can result in increased blood pressure rates. The study, led by epidemiologist and associate professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Steve Wing, observed 101 non-smoking adult volunteers living near 16 different industrial pig farms. Twice daily, residents sat outside for 10 minutes; afterward, they reported offensive levels of farm-derived odors on a nine-point scale and had their blood pressure measured. The study found that they experienced acute blood pressure increases from the odors, which can lead to chronic hypertension. In a related study, researches found that residents who lived near factory farms had an increased likelihood of contracting staph infections that were unresponsive to antibiotics.

UK Supermarkets Modernize Layout to Sell Less Meat

Oxford University will help grocery chains rearrange their aisles to encourage shoppers to buy more produce and less meat.
Read More »

The Office Director B.J. Novak Backs Cultured Meat

The famed writer and actor has a stake in cultured meat company, Memphis Meats.
Read More »

Italian Eatery Goes Vegan to Compete with by CHLOE

New York City classic Italian restaurant Romagna to nix animal products in effort to gain the same following of Bleecker street neighbor by CHLOE.
Read More »

Farmers Feed Cows Skittles as "Cheap Carbs"

A red Skittles spill on the roads of Wisconsin leads to the discovery that local farmers fatten cows up on candy.
Read More »

Veggie Burger Sales at Nordic "McDonald's" Quadruple

Sweden's popular chain fast-food restaurant Max introduced four meatless burgers last year and saw sales soar.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »