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Subway’s New Antibiotic-Free Rotisserie Chicken Is The First Of Many Upcoming Changes

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National sandwich chain Subway has announced the addition of a new chicken item on the menu. Subway will now be serving a rotisserie-style chicken for its sandwiches and it will be a permanent protein option.

The chicken is hand-pulled in each restaurant and has no artificial additions to it.

On Monday Feb. 29 (also known as LEAP Day), Subway will begin to transition all of its more than 27,000 US restaurants towards serving chicken raised without antibiotics. The company announced a it will also serve antibiotic-free chicken strips nationally on April 1.

A few of Subway’s upcoming goals are the removal of all artificial colors, flavors and perservations from North American menus by 2017; introducing turkey raised without antibiotics to menus sometime in 2016; serving cage-free eggs at North American locations within the next 10 years.

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Health

The New Argument for Drinking Panda Blood: Antibiotic Superpowers

So what do you do with an endangered giant panda population that’s really difficult and really expensive to conserve, let alone increase? Drink their blood for the health benefits, of course!

Well, maybe not drink exactly. According to the Telegraph, scientists have discovered the bears produce a powerful antibiotic compound in their blood — cathelicidin-AM — which could be used to create potent new treatments against drug-resistant superbugs. Luckily, the compound has been successfully synthesized in the lab, so no panda blood-letting or mass-sacrifice will be necessary for its continued research — though the discovery will hopefully garner enough attention to ensure continued panda conservation efforts, as the study was probably intended to do, considering cathelicidin has been studied for years and is actually produced in the blood of many mammals, including ours.

Or we could take HANKHILL’s advice, provided on Newser after he discovered how powerful panda blood could be against curing illness:

Can you say Panda Express, Paleo-Style?

H/T Telegraph + Picthnx George Lu