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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.

NFL Players Fail Drug Tests From Eating Imported Meat

Football players are warned that consuming meat from China and Mexico can result in a violation of NFL drug policy.
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10 New “Hipster” Whole Foods Locations Announced

First two 365 by Whole Foods Market stores will feature full dine-in vegan restaurants and cafés.
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Wine Industry Magazine Promotes Vegan Fining Agent

Publication urges winemakers to address growing demand for vegan wine by replacing gelatin with pea protein.
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Thousands Wait in Line for UK Town’s First Veg Fest

Organizers of Dorset Vegan’s first vegan fair were shocked when more than 1,200 people showed up for the event.
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HSUS President Talks Veganism with Bill Maher

Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States is a guest on the popular HBO news program.
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