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Food industry consulting firm Techonomic just released its 2013 trends for the restaurant industry, listing vegetarian eating as a top trend in the restaurant industry. Perhaps people are increasingly concerned about farm animals, and maybe their health, too…

Consumers Union (publishers of Consumer Reports) released a new study this week finding that the vast majority of pork samples they tested in supermarkets were contaminated with very harmful (and antibiotic-resistant) bacteria.

On that note, HSUS filed a legal complaint this past week regarding misuse of federal pork checkoff dollars. And one ag industry economist published a story this week about events that shaped the US pork industry this year, noting “the rise of the Humane Society of the United States” as a “major development.”

Photo of the week: The Dalai Lama spreading compassion (including promoting vegetarian eating) in India with HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle!

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