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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.

UK's Largest Indy Retailer Promotes Vegan Fashion

ASOS explains the importance of vegan fashion in a blog post earlier this month.
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National Restaurant Chain Bans Bacon

"Simply put, you can’t be a healthy food business and serve bacon," says Sweetgreen salad chain.
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Eight Best Vegan Meats Named by Top Millennial Site

From hot dogs and chicken tenders to maple-smokehouse bacon, “meaty” vegan proteins have PopSugar excited.
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“Bleeding” Vegan Burger Sells Out in One Hour

Customers flock to get their hands on Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger at Whole Foods Market.
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World's First Vegan Lifestyle Series to Debut on A&E

More than 70 million subscribers of A&E’s FYI Network have a new plant-based TV show to look forward to this July.
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