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New Bill Will Improve Treatment of Egg-Laying Hens

A statute supported by Republicans and Democrats across the country will give hens more living space and increase industry transparency.

The federal government recently introduced a bill that will institute national standards for the living conditions of egg-laying hens. The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013 will give hens nearly double the housing space that they are currently afforded, and the animals will also be given perches, nesting boxes, and scratching areas, so they can act out their natural behaviors. Greater consumer transparency in regards to how the hens are raised is also included in the legislation, forcing manufacturers to include labels such as “eggs from caged hens,” “eggs from hens in enriched cages,” “eggs from cage-free hens,” and “eggs from free-range hens.”


Tofu Truck Stolen in Portland, OR

The vehicle was eventually found, but the tofu is still on the loose.
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Ruling: SeaWorld Can No Longer Breed Orcas

California says yes to the marine park’s expansion on the condition that it can’t sell, transfer, breed, or trade its existing whales.
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Pork Removed from Federal Prison Menus

Inmate demand for healthier options ousts pork from cafeterias.
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Bogus Vegetarian Study Spread By Mainstream Media

Unverified survey about inebriated vegetarians consuming meat was picked up as a real story on several reputable websites.
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Coconut Water and Seaweed Snacks Top US Food Trends

US consumption of coconut water alone rose from half a million to 200 million liters just in 2014.
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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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