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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 Brand Named First Zero-Waste Facility of Its Kind

Earth Island—the production facility for iconic vegan brand Follow Your Heart—becomes the first plant-based manufacturer in the nation to receive Gold Level Zero-Waste certification.
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Impossible Burger Debuts at 11 Burger Bars in Texas

Burger chain Hopdoddy adds the popular plant-based patty to its menus in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and more.
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Czech Republic to Ban Fur Farms

In an historic move, Czech government officials vote 132 to 9 in favor of banning the country's fur farms by 2019.
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132-Year-Old Lobster Set Free by Long Island Clam Bar

"Louie" will live out the remainder of his life in the wild after spending 20 years in captivity after owner forms emotional bond.
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Smoked Meat Bar Now Sells Vegan Ribs

Meat-centric Minnesota pub Bourbon Butcher serendipitously teamed up with Herbivorous Butcher to create a sought-after vegan menu.
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