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Another Scary Superbug Has Been Found on an American Hog Farm

If you weren’t already alarmed by the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, consider this: Scientists recently went looking for one type of superbug lurking among livestock only to find another superbug they weren’t expecting.

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The Other Carbon Tax: Why Meat Eaters Should Pay More for Beef

How much extra should you be paying for your hamburger to compensate for all the damage that the all-beef patty is doing to our climate? How about 40 percent more?

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What Trump Could Mean for America’s Public Lands

When it comes to the American West, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” still rings mostly true. The federal government (and by proxy, U.S. citizens) owns 47 percent of America’s 11 contiguous Western states.

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7 Things You Use Every Day That Contain Palm Oil

People don’t usually think about the destruction of rainforests while washing their hands, applying lipstick, or doing laundry. But thanks to high demand for products containing palm oil, which is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, consumers are inadvertently contributing to deforestation.

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How Food-Labor Activists Are Preparing for President Trump

From farms and packing houses to grocery stores and restaurants, one in seven workers in the U.S. is employed in the food system. It is the single largest employment sector—and the lowest paying, with a median wage of $16,000, according to a new report by the Food Chain Workers Alliance.

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Voters Push Through Soda Tax in Four More Cities

On Election Day, voters in four cities cast ballots that will triple the number of municipal soda tax measures in the United States. San Francisco, Oakland, Albany, California, and Boulder, Colorado, will join Berkeley and Philadelphia in charging an extra penny or two per ounce for sugar-sweetened beverages.

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This Food Truck Wants to Serve Up Dinner and Social Justice

When Carolina Abolio was developing a menu for her restaurant, she knew she wanted to cook and serve something from Venezuela, where she grew up, that was healthy, that was affordable, that kids would like. Today, many of her fans know her as Miss Arepita, the name both she and her food cart have taken from the arepas—thick, griddle-browned corn cakes that are a Venezuelan staple—the menu is built around. Whether they’re stuffed with pabellón (black beans and beef braised in tomato sauce) or reina pepiada (chicken with avocado), the arepas are loaded with veggies from Phat Beets Produce, a nonprofit food justice collective based in North Oakland, California.

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Will Hearing From Garment Workers Finally Change Fast Fashion?

When I think of my great-grandmother in Japan, the first thing that comes to mind is the perfectly matched shirt and pant sets she wore. A survivor of both World Wars, she sewed her own garments out of necessity. Unlike my great-grandmother, when I need a new outfit, I head to the mall. My inability to sew leaves me wondering, Who is making my clothes?

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A New Food Co-op Offers an Oasis in a Southern Town Food Desert

One of the weekly specials at the soft opening of the Renaissance Community Co-op in Greensboro, North Carolina, was on whole chicken—68 cents a pound. The distributor hooked up the fledgling store with what it considered a sufficient number of birds.

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Nearly Half of College Kids Go Hungry - Even With Jobs and Financial Aid

Between balancing school, work, and a social life, students have more than enough to think about without worrying where their next meal is coming from. However, a new, expansive study on student food insecurity published Wednesday found that despite receiving student loans and maintaining paying jobs, nearly half of all college students lack a sufficient food resource.

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