Today’s quick hits, June 30, 2022

To people from pigs: A strain of highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria that has emerged in livestock over the past 50 years is a small but growing cause of MRSA infections in Europe, say scientists. (University of Cambridge)

NSAC turns to Lavender: Mike Lavender, a senior official in the food and environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was named interim policy director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. (NSAC)

O’Dea vs. Bennet: Businessman Joe O’Dea, who campaigned on such issues as inflation and crime, won the Republican Senate nomination in Colorado and will face Democrat Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, in the fall. (Colorado Public Radio)

Missouri reviews CAFO rulesAs Missouri conducts a review of its permitting process for factory farms, environmentalists, pointing to a change in the oversight of a hog farm in the northern part of the state, are concerned that regulations will be weakened. (Harvest Public Media)

Food for undocumented residents: California is expected to become the first state to offer food benefits to immigrants residing illegally in the state, although the aid would be limited to those over 55. (Los Angeles Times)