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Federal Report Reveals Resistant Bacteria in Meat

Agribusiness’ rampant use of antibiotics used to keep farm animals alive has ushered in drug-resistant bacteria.

In 2011 the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System collected hundreds of samples of ground turkey, pork chops, ground beef, other meats to test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The findings, which were published this February, reveal the presence of drug-resistant strands such as enterococcus, salmonella, and campylobacter in a plethora of meats. According to The New York Times, in 2002 less than 50 percent of the salmonella found in chicken was resistant, but in 2011, that number jumped to 74 percent. Some health professionals note that the animal industry’s cavalier use of the drugs for non-therapeutic reasons is the reason for the “super bugs.” “Feeding [the animals] antibiotics to make them get bigger faster at a lower cost poses a real problem for public health,” says Dawn Undurraga of the Environmental Work Group.

Chloe Coscarelli Fired for Defending Veganism

by CHLOE's co-founder will not allow her name to be used for selling animal products.
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Califia Farms Expands Plant-Based Milk to UK

The vegan company heads across the pond where plant-based milk is booming.
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Vegan Cheese-Slathered Mermaid Toast Goes Viral

Food stylist Adeline Waugh creates stunning, shareworthy toasts with the help of vegan cheese by Kite Hill.
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Americans Find Plants as Meaty as Animals

A new survey reveals that 65 percent of people find plant protein as hearty and satisfying as meat products.
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London Café Ditches Dairy Because It's Scary

The Fields Beneath removes dairy from its menu and goes completely vegan in honor of British Mother's Day.
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