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Animal Agriculture Responsible for More Pollution Than Cars

A new report reveals that global livestock agriculture is directly linked to climate change.

According to a recent report issued by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the burps and methane-rich flatulence of cows spew 18 percent more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transportation. Of the four identified greenhouse gases—CO2, nitrous oxide, methane, and fluorinated gases—three are directly connected to the animal agriculture industry. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, “domestic livestock such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels produce large amounts of CH4 as part of their normal digestive process ... Globally, the agriculture sector is the primary source of CH4 (methane) emissions.”

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Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown Draws Record Numbers

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to sample plant-based cheesy creations in Baltimore last weekend.
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Daniel Lubetzky launched the industry watchdog group to keep consumers out of the dark regarding corruption within the food industry.
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Number of North Dakota Dairy Farms Drops 75 Percent

The state's farms are struggling to stay afloat amidst reduced dairy consumption.
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Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
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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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