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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.

NYC Mayor Institutes Meatless Mondays at 15 Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio will also serve only vegetarian meals at his residence, Gracie Mansion, at least one day per week.
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Lunchables Inventor Starts Plant-Based Meat Company

Rody Hawkins is turning his expertise toward new company Improved Nature to develop plant-based beef, chicken, and pork.
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Vegan Jackfruit Cafe Opens Inside Doughnut Shop

Jackfruit tacos, flautas, wraps, and burritos now available in the new Los Angeles-based shop.
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F1 World Racing Champ Credits Vegan Diet for Victory

Lewis Hamilton's new plant-based diet helps the professional car racing champion secure the win at the United States Grand Prix.
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Rainn Wilson from The Office Adopts Vegan Diet

The man who played Dwight Schrute—the hunting, beet farming, Battlestar Galactica-loving assistant to regional manager on The Office—now calls himself "The Fifty-Year-Old Vegan."
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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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