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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.

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.
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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.
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New York Grilled Cheese Co. Debuts Vegan Option

The Florida-based shop launches a vegan melt to meet vocal customer demand.
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Eating Hot Red Chilli Peppers Prolongs Life

Mounting evidence points to the plant's life-preserving powers in protecting against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and more.
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Universal Shuts Down A Dog's Purpose Premiere

The production studio pulled the plug on this weekend's movie premier after a video of distressed German Shepherd went viral.
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