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North Carolina forms Humane Agriculture Group

Farmers who don’t want to sacrifice animal-welfare for commercial interest are banding together to form the NC Agriculture Council.

The Humane Society of the United States is fighting back against the cruel practices of agribusiness in North Carolina and all throughout the United States by forming an advisory board in the Southern state comprised of family farmers and ranchers. The group will promote farms that adhere to animal-welfare standards, seek out market opportunities so these independent and ethical businesses can thrive, and try to increase the number of independent family farmers in the area. The North Carolina Agriculture Council is not the first HSUS organization of this kind; Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado also have independent agriculture groups that seek to bring animal interests back to the business.

Walmart Pilots “Ugly” Produce Program

Big-box store shoppers in Florida and Texas can score bargains while reducing food waste.
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Vegan Diet for Farmed Fish Could Prevent Collapse of Fisheries

Scientists are developing plant-based fish feed to make aquaculture more ecologically sustainable.
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Brand Halts Leather Line in Favor of Vegan Bag Collection

Leather handbag company will debut a fully vegan line—complete with a PETA logo—next spring.
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One in 10 New Products in Germany Is Vegan

New report finds that Germany is launching more vegan products than any other European country.
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Italian Mayor Plans to Make Turin Italy’s First Vegan City

Strong promotion of vegan diet is a central tenet of new mayor Chiara Appendino’s political strategy.
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