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EPA Strikes Down Proposed Factory Farm Regulations

Despite millions of tons of manure polluting the US waterways, the federal government has chosen to forgo new regulatory laws.

The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that one of the greatest threats to America’s water supply is factory farm runoff, but rather than enact stricter regulations, the government agency has opted to slacken its grip on the food industry. According to The New York Times, last year the EPA retracted a statute that would have increased the number of farms that would have to operate with a pollution discharge permit, and it also cancelled a measure that would monitor the farms more closely. Recently, proposed federal regulations that could help control the 500 million to 1 billion tons of manure runoff from feedlots were also nullified.

Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown Draws Record Numbers

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to sample plant-based cheesy creations in Baltimore last weekend.
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UC Berkeley to Offer Plant-Based Seafood Tech Class

Students will be challenged to "do for plant-based seafood what Impossible Foods did for the veggie burger."
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KIND CEO Sets Up $25 Million Food Transparency Firm

Daniel Lubetzky launched the industry watchdog group to keep consumers out of the dark regarding corruption within the food industry.
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Number of North Dakota Dairy Farms Drops 75 Percent

The state's farms are struggling to stay afloat amidst reduced dairy consumption.
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Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
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