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You know that Queens elementary school that went full-fledged veg? The principal says that since ditching meat in January, the school has seen better academic performances and higher energy levels.

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Need another reason to go veg? A new study finds that men who eschew heavily processed meats such as bacon and burgers have higher-quality sperm than those who eat them regularly. (Why not try tempeh bacon on Cheesy English Muffin Stacks instead?) [Grist] 

Watch this video of street artist Banksy’s new piece: a truck full of squealing stuffed pigs, cows, and chickens driven around NYC’s meatpacking district. A statement on the cruelties of factory farming? Not sure, but it’s definitely disturbing enough to inspire passersby to think twice about their lunches. [Gothamist]

Newark mayor, vegetarian, and abused-dog rescuerCory Booker wins Senate seat[NPR]

You know that Queens elementary school that went full-fledged veg? The principal says that since ditching meat in January, the school has seen better academic performances and higher energy levels. [NY Daily News]

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