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These 4 Major Fast-Food Chains Just Made an Aggressive Change to Their Food Sources

When you roll through the drive-thru for an egg sandwich or fried chicken, you’re probably thinking about the temperature, maybe the calorie content, or how messy it’ll be to eat in the car. You’re probably not thinking about where the main ingredients came from… but some restaurant executives are recognizing the importance of that for you. Serious change is officially happening in fast food, with four of the most beloved chains having just declared change to a key practice.

Last week, Yum! Brands—the biggest restaurant company in the world with more than 50,000 locations nationwide—pledged to go 100% cage-free globally.

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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

For many Americans, buying fresh local food at one of the estimated 9,000 farmers markets across the U.S. is one of summer’s pleasures. But farmers markets aren’t just nice amenities. Over the past 18 months, many have filled food supply gaps caused by COVID-19 shutdowns.

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

When grocery store supply chains were disrupted, consumer interest in local foods spiked, along with concerns about exposure to the coronavirus while shopping. Farmers market managers

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Antimicrobial resistance and the food production environment: sources and control options

Fertilisers of faecal origin, irrigation, and water are the most significant sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in plant-based food and/or aquaculture. In terrestrial animal production, potential sources are feed, humans, water, air or dust, soil, wildlife, rodents, arthropods, and equipment, says EFSA.

For the first time, EFSA experts have assessed the role of food producing environments in the emergence and spread of AMR. They identified the main sources of AMR bacteria and genes, although current data do not allow quantification of the specific contribution each of them makes to this global problem.

EFSA identified the resistant bacteria and genes of

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