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Research Links Chemicals to Bee Population Decline

An average of nine different fungicides and pesticides discovered in bee pollen are tied to colony collapse disorder.

A study that was recently published in the journal PLoS One further evidence linking the agriculture chemicals to the Colony Collapse Disorder of bees. When University of Maryland and US Department of Agriculture scientists fed east coast pollen to bees during their research, they found that it significantly reduced the insects’ ability to stave off infection from the parasite Nosema Ceranae, which is implicated in the increasing rate of CCD. The researchers also revealed that the pollen contained an average of nine different pesticides and fungicides, while one sample had approximately 21 different chemicals.

Farmers Feed Cows Skittles as "Cheap Carbs"

A red Skittles spill on the roads of Wisconsin leads to the discovery that local farmers fatten cows up on candy.
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Veggie Burger Sales at Nordic "McDonald's" Quadruple

Sweden's popular chain fast-food restaurant Max introduced four meatless burgers last year and saw sales soar.
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New York Grilled Cheese Co. Debuts Vegan Option

The Florida-based shop launches a vegan melt to meet vocal customer demand.
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Herbivorous Butcher to Open Farm Animal Sanctuary

New sanctuary Herbivorous Acres was announced during celebration of vegan butcher shop's first anniversary.
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Eating Hot Red Chilli Peppers Prolongs Life

Mounting evidence points to the plant's life-preserving powers in protecting against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and more.
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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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