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Erik Marcus is the publisher of Vegan.com, and the author of four books including "The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice."

This March, America’s food supply is slated to get a tiny bit safer — a change the meat industry is vehemently opposing.

At issue is the USDA’s plan to require U.S. slaughterhouses to expand their E. coli tests. Currently, meat companies must test for just one E. coli strain: O157:H7. The USDA’s pending regulations will …