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News digest 21.7.15
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The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped Today, my colleagues and I published research in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggesting that it is time to add another pathogen to the list of bad bugs in our food. The research shows that the bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, frequently contaminates meat sold in grocery stores…. continue reading

News digest 9.7.15
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‘Farmsteaders’ Is A Beautiful, Sad Reminder Of The Struggles Of Our Family Farms According to Mallet, only 1 percent of the population currently claims farming as their occupation, as opposed to 40 percent just over a century ago. An Investment Banker’s Solution to Factory Farming I’ve been vegetarian for four years and I still miss… continue reading

News digest 2.7.15
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Soil Association objects to intensive pig farm in Northern Ireland The Soil Association, Friends of the Earth and Farms not Factories have written a joint letter to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council objecting to a proposed pig farm in County Antrim. MRSA in pork: farming leaders join calls for clampdown on illegal antibiotics use National… continue reading

News digest 18.6.15
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The scare over MRSA in pork shows responsible farming isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity The discovery of the superbug due to massive overuse of antibiotics on farms means we have a clear choice – we pay for meat with our cash or our health. Massive pig farm proves the cost of producing cheap… continue reading