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FDA Moves to Regulate Agribusiness Antibiotic Use

Rampant antibiotic use is creating stronger and more resistant bacteria, and the government is finally taking action.

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration released a set of guidelines that stipulated when factory farm workers should administer antibiotics to livestock. These recommendations were drafted in response to the agri-industry’s overuse of antibiotics and the subsequent development of super strains of bacteria that are resistant to the medications. Also, according to Mother Jones, the FDA has issued a proposal for a statute that would mandate all farm staff seek the approval of veterinarians before administering antibiotics to their animals, rather than using them indiscriminately to bolster growth and ward off infections that have become common in the unsanitary conditions of factory farms.


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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PETA Becomes Whole Foods’ Latest Shareholder

The animal-rights organization buys stock to challenge the organic grocer’s claims of “humane meat.”
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