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News digest 07.12.16
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Rare superbug found on pig farm — and no one knows how it got there A “nightmare” superbug has been found on a US pig farm — and researchers haven’t figured out the source of the potentially deadly bacteria. Using food waste as pig feed Farm animals consume over a third of global crops but… continue reading

News digest 09.11.16
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Stop telling me not to eat meat: we should all be flexitarians There are compelling reasons to forgo meat – but it’s delicious. Campaigns such as Meat Free Monday show a realistic way forward Where did this little piggy come from? With the recent detection of the MRSA superbug in samples of supermarket pork, Anna… continue reading

News digest 06.10.16
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Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury’s Tests find UK-produced pork products infected with the livestock strain of the superbug, with potentially serious implications for human health How superbug-infected pigs get into Britain unchecked Pigs infected with the superbug MRSA can be freely imported into the UK due to regulatory loopholes,… continue reading

News digest 01.09.16
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The First Comprehensive Look at Global Food Waste Is as Bad as You’d Expect The U.S. is one of the top offenders Being vegan isn’t as good for humanity as you think Using biophysical simulation models to compare 10 eating patterns, researchers found that eating fewer animal products will increase the number of people that… continue reading

News digest 01.08.16
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A Love Story The moment young Ivan saw Evie, it was love, then rivalry, at first sight. We’d seen factory farming. But we’d never seen this. She was standing waste deep in a pit of urine and faeces when investigators from Animal Liberation NSW found her. She was alone, with no food, and no water…. continue reading

News digest 01.07.16
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Second American patient found with superbug resistant to antibiotics of last resort A second American patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to antibiotics of last resort, scientists announced. China’s new dietary guidelines could lead to a 50% drop in meat consumption In recent years, more and more information has been… continue reading

News digest 02.06.16
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Superbug resistant to ‘antibiotic of last resort’ found in US ‘It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics’ The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics… continue reading

News digest 17.05.16
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Leslie Ash talks about MRSA struggle Leslie Ash was the guest on Loose Women today. She was discussing her struggle to regain her health after contracting the MRSA superbug in hospital in 2004. Overuse of antibiotics in pig factory farming causing antibiotic resistant superbugs in humans, campaigners warn Research suggests pig factories may heavily use… continue reading

News digest 17.04.16
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Ministers abandon plan to scrap farm animal welfare codes Defra confirms U-turn after outcry over move to repeal legislation and put industry in charge of guidance on chicken farming Plans to change animal welfare codes abandoned by government The government has abandoned a controversial plan to repeal animal welfare codes. Antibiotic resistance genes increasing Results… continue reading

News digest 05.04.16
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Petition: The repeal of the code on farming chickens for meat + farming should be debated The Government plans to scrap the code on farming chickens for meat and breeding. Animal welfare guidance to be scrapped by Conservative ministers Labour says move would ‘endanger Britain’s proud tradition as a country that stands up for animal… continue reading