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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 Makes Pasta with Matt Lauer on Today Show

Chloe Coscarelli used White House produce to prepare her orecchiette with a no-cook sauce on the popular morning program.
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Vegan Baking Substitution Guide Shared by InStyle

Website touts sweet potatoes, beets, and zucchini as top picks for the stylish and compassionate.
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Applebee’s at Center of Petition Calling for Vegan Options

One of the most popular American eateries has virtually no options for plant-based eaters, but one animal-rights group is working to change that.
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Kathy Freston Named LCA’s “Vegan of the Year”

Best-selling author will accept award at gala in Beverly Hills, CA on October 22.
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CA Governor Signs Bill Banning Bullhooks

The Golden State becomes second in the nation to prohibit circuses from using painful bullhooks to control elephants.
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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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