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Staph Infections from Pig Farms Kill Three People

The overuse of antibiotics on animals has once again led to the development of drug-resistant staph infections.

Three people in Norway have died from antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections that developed on pig farms. According to Wired, the particular strain of staph infection was discovered in the Netherlands in 2004 and has spread throughout Europe and North America. Scientists speculate that the MRSA strain comes from hog farms because the drug that it has the greatest resistance to—tetracyline—is only used in pigs, and the individuals who died from the infection have ties to farms. The overuse of antibiotics in the ag-industry is endemic—approximately 80 percent of the drugs sold in the United States are used by the meat and poultry industry—and the effects are becoming increasingly apparent in human health. As result, a slew of organizations ranging from the Food and Drug Administration to the Consumers Union to World Health Organization have all voiced their concern.

Federal Rules for Lab-Grown Foods Linger In Limbo

As cultured meat and dairy products get closer to market, government agencies grapple with regulatory questions.
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Washington State to Kill Wolf Pack to Protect Profits

Culling of the endangered grey wolves will eliminate one of the remaining 19 packs in the state.
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Slaughterhouse Worker Jailed for Cruelty

Anthony Bagshaw pleads guilty to 24 counts of animal cruelty and will serve a 10-month prison term.
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ColourPop Launches Vegan Lipstick Line

Karrueche Tran’s KaePop collection includes three Ultra Glossy Lip colors and an Ultra Matte Lip color.
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USDA Bolsters Dairy Industry with $20 Million Cheese Bailout

Government buys 11 million pounds of cheese in an effort to provide relief for plummeting dairy industry.
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