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NY Rep. Challenges Rampant Antibiotic Use on Farms

The unsanitary conditions of factory farms have made antibiotics necessary, but their overuse could spell disaster.

The overuse of antibiotics in the agriculture industry has many medical professionals worried about the development of super strands of bacteria that are resistant to modern medicine. One New York State representative, a microbiologist named Louise Slaughter, took a stand and reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, which prohibits the use of antibiotics in animals for non-therapeutic purposes. Currently, factory farms account for 70 percent of antibiotic sales, due to the unsanitary and overcrowded conditions the animals live in that make the medicine imperative to their survival. Nearly 450 farming, agriculture, labor, and health organizations support the bill, and 115 veterinarians recently signed a petition in favor of it.

Vegan Chef Hopes to Feed Stevie Wonder at Napa Festival

Chef Jackie Howard launches a campaign to lure Stevie Wonder to her booth at upcoming Napa food festival.
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Forbes Profiles Vegan Startup, the “Pandora for Food”

Lighter will provide customized meal plans and grocery lists based on what vegan food pros you follow.
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New Orleans Bakery to be Featured on Flip My Food

Owners of vegan-friendly Breads On Oak will take a break from their usual organic French pastries to veganize grilled cheese sandwiches for national television.
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Another UK Veg Fest Draws Massive Crowds

More than 13,000 attendees convened on Vegfest UK Bristol, braving rain and wind for a chance to get their hands on vegan finds.
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Brazilian State Bans Cosmetic Animal Testing

Pará, Brazil's second largest state, became the fourth city in the country to ban testing of beauty products on animals.
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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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