Lawsuit claims Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

CNAP RESPONSE: Burger King’s claim that The Impossible Whopper is 100% Whopper and 0% beef is not true. It can’t be both. A 100% beef whopper is not 100% Impossible Whopper. A Whopper is defined as containing 100% animal product, namely beef. In addition, nobody calls a Whopper, a Whopper Sandwich. I’ve never heard it, exceptContinue reading “Lawsuit claims Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat”

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger Brian Sozzi It’s ultimately not meat. But the Conagra Brands-owned Gardein brand hopes its new plant-based Ultimate Burger wins over Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods loyalists in 2020. Gardein, acquired in Conagra’s 2018 acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, willContinue reading “Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have a new foe in the plant-based burger wars: the Ultimate Burger”

Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like 

CNAP COMMENT: Well, I’m glad that was cleared up for me. All along I thought they’d be flying meals to homes and apartment buildings. Not so. They’ll fly them to a pick up and distribution location so the UBER drivers pick them up where it is communally safe to land. In the future they mayContinue reading “Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like “

US Gets Its First-Ever Vegan Fried Chicken Shop | VegNews

US GETS ITS FIRST-EVER VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN SHOP Latina-owned vegan company Eat Love will be the first in the United States to serve KFC-style buckets of vegan chicken. by ANNA STAROSTINETSKAYA OCTOBER 25 On November 22, vegan food company Eat Love will open a brick-and-mortar location in the Fountain Valley area of Orange County, CA—becomingContinue reading “US Gets Its First-Ever Vegan Fried Chicken Shop | VegNews”

The Story Behind our Beyond Sausage® Sandwich | Dunkin’

CNAP ClipBoard: Sometimes Steve stops at Dunkin’ for early morning coffee. This time he bought two of the new Beyond Sausage Sandwiches for two co-workers to try. They weren’t the vegan ones, since all they have on them is a patty and ketchup. And these guys weren’t vegan. One of the guys is Egyptian andContinue reading “The Story Behind our Beyond Sausage® Sandwich | Dunkin’”

Why 15 states are banning Samuel Adams’ new beer

Samuel Adams’ ‘extreme’ beer contains ‘ninja yeast’ — and is illegal in 15 states This Samuel Adams beer is illegal in North Carolina Bottoms up … or maybe not. Samuel Adams released a new—and limited—batch of its seasonal Utopias beer that some states are already banning from shelves. While an average beer’s alcohol by volume,Continue reading “Why 15 states are banning Samuel Adams’ new beer”

Organic Whole Food Powders and Extracts | FutureCeuticals

Our mission is to make it easy for our partners to develop and deliver nutritious finished products to their consumers.       Who We Serve  As an extension of our customers’ R&D departments, we offer an in-depth consultative approach. We demonstrate how our ingredient functionality can best fit your product.       How WeContinue reading “Organic Whole Food Powders and Extracts | FutureCeuticals”

German court rules that a hangover is an illness

CHEF’S COMMENT: There’s not enough written on this article, which leaves too many questions unanswered. That there is an existing ban, in Germany or Frankfurt, on attributing to food products the ability to prevent, treat or heal illnesses to me is misguided. Of course food is medicine. Without it we’d become sick and die. WithContinue reading “German court rules that a hangover is an illness”

Recall: Weaver chicken patties may have foreign matter contamination

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties that may be contaminated with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. This is a Class I recall, the highest level, due to a high health risk. > Recall: Breaded chicken products may be undercookedContinue reading “Recall: Weaver chicken patties may have foreign matter contamination”

Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Fraudster Farmer Randy Constant Commits Suicide

Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Fraudster Farmer Randy Constant Commits Suicide Posted By Doyle Murphy on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm  Randy Constant ran a massive organic grain scheme before he was caught. A high-flying Missouri farmer committed suicide days after a federal judge sentenced him to more than a decade inContinue reading “Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Fraudster Farmer Randy Constant Commits Suicide”

Cancer-linked’ chemicals in Chipotle, Sweetgreen packaging

  Cancer-linked’ chemicals in Chipotle, Sweetgreen packaging? There’s more to know, experts say Morgan Hines Everything about your burrito bowl from Chipotle or your salad from Sweetgreen seems earthy and health-conscious, right down to the packaging. But harmful chemicals may be lurking in those eco-friendly containers. A story published last week by the New FoodContinue reading “Cancer-linked’ chemicals in Chipotle, Sweetgreen packaging”

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided CNAP QUESTTION: Just say humans can slow the process of planet-warming, can it reverse the warming, or once on a track of warming is it inevitable that in the not too distant future we’ll all be living in the desert? BY SETH BORENSTEIN AContinue reading “New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided”

1.5 million people may suffer from a new common allergy

Sesame allergies more common than previously thought, says new study Rachel Grumman Bender,Yahoo Lifestyle Mon, Aug 5 5:29 PM EDT Sesame food allergies more common than previously thoughtSesame allergies are more common than previously thought, based on a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. In fact, it’s theContinue reading “1.5 million people may suffer from a new common allergy”

FedEx severs ties with Amazon

FedEx severs ties with Amazon By JOSEPH PISAN Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee addresses reporters at a news conference announcing an investment by shipping giant FedEx Corp. of $450 billion to help modernize its Memphis hub on Friday. Aug.2, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx is severing ties with Amazon as the onlineContinue reading “FedEx severs ties with Amazon”

Arby’s Debuts “Meat-Based Vegetables” and Social Media is Not Having It

AFC NOTES: Arby’s thinks they’re being funny, but there’s nothing funny about animals forced to suffer unspeakable pain and terror. Unlike the plant-based burgers that actually taste like meat, Arby’s so-called carrots are nothing more than turkey hot dogs. There was no effort put into making them taste like a plant. Instead of shaping theContinue reading “Arby’s Debuts “Meat-Based Vegetables” and Social Media is Not Having It”

FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in theContinue reading “FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook”

Specialty food sales growth outpaces all food in retail 3 to 1

AUTHOR Lillianna Byington@lil_byington PUBLISHED June 4, 2019 Dive Brief: Specialty food sales outpaced the growth of all food at retail — up 10.3% vs. 3.1%, according to a new report from the Specialty Food Association. Total sales in specialty food reached $147.8 billion in 2018. The report found that growth has slowed as the market matures, with sales rising 4.3%Continue reading “Specialty food sales growth outpaces all food in retail 3 to 1”

Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Eat Meat – Let That Sink In

  Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t eat meat anymore. For the climate and health, he signed on as a producer of “The Game Changers” documentary to bust the vegan protein myths. Arnold Schwarzenegger is championing a meat-free diet for human health and the planet. July 5, 2019 Jill Ettinger Editor-in-Chief | LIVEKINDLY Los Angeles, CA | ContactableContinue reading “Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Eat Meat – Let That Sink In”

New York Senate Passes Groundbreaking Bill Requiring Vegan Options in All Hospitals

NEW YORK SENATE PASSES GROUNDBREAKING BILL REQUIRING VEGAN OPTIONS IN ALL HOSPITALS If signed into law, bill S1471 would require all New York hospitals to provide plant-based meal and snack options to patients. by NICOLE AXWORTHY JUNE 6, 2019 The New York State Senate recently passed a landmark bill that would guarantee hospital patients aContinue reading “New York Senate Passes Groundbreaking Bill Requiring Vegan Options in All Hospitals”

Vegan KFC Burger Officially Sold Out in Four Days 

The new vegan Imposter Burger—which will return on July 2—brought in 500 percent more in sales than any other new menu launch at KFC. by ANNA STAROSTINETSKAYA JUNE 21, 2019 The new vegan Imposter Burger officially sold out in four days since launching at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in the United Kingdom. On JuneContinue reading “Vegan KFC Burger Officially Sold Out in Four Days “

Before the Butcher to launch its plant-based burgers in retail

AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED June 3, 2019 Before the Butcher is introducing three plant-based burgers and meatless breakfast sausages in retail outlets this summer, according to Food Navigator. The company said the products, which debuted in foodservice last year, will be available in the meat departments of three of the country’s largest grocery stores by theContinue reading “Before the Butcher to launch its plant-based burgers in retail”

Vita Coco maker thirsts for aluminum as it enters competitive bottled water space

  Vita Coco maker thirsts for aluminum as it enters competitive bottled water space AUTHOR Christopher Doering@cdoering PUBLISHED June 4, 2019 Vita Coco has become well known for its coconut water packaged in a rectangular-shaped cardboard​ carton. But as consumers increasingly factor sustainability into their buying habits, the beverage maker is turning to the more recycle-friendlyContinue reading “Vita Coco maker thirsts for aluminum as it enters competitive bottled water space”

US customs agents seize rat meat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

  CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat.Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. TheContinue reading “US customs agents seize rat meat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport”

Italy’s ‘cannabis light’ creates buzz even if the pot won’t

By ALESSIA MELCHIORRE and COLLEEN BARRY   6.27.2019     ROME (AP) — It’s been called the Italian “green gold rush.” Mild, barely there marijuana dubbed “cannabis light” has put Italy on the international weed map, producing hundreds of stores that sell pot by the pouch and attention from investors banking the legalization of strongerContinue reading “Italy’s ‘cannabis light’ creates buzz even if the pot won’t”

Smart Food takes the Millet Revolution to South Asia

Smart Food takes the Millet Revolution to South AsiaMs. Joanna Kane-Potaka, Assistant Director-General, External Relations, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) “We need to diversify staples with more Smart Food: food that is good for you, the planet and the farmer.” HYDERABAD, INDIA, June 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The virtues of milletsContinue reading “Smart Food takes the Millet Revolution to South Asia”

Animal-Free Chef Threatened On WordPress with ransom demands

AFC COMMENT: A threat is a threat, regardless if it comes to you in the feedback section, comments or spam. Threats are real. They’re placed on your sites to terrorize you to act on their demands. Ransom they call it. Pay us or we’ll do A-Z to you and your sites, your bank accounts andContinue reading “Animal-Free Chef Threatened On WordPress with ransom demands”

People who prefer white wine may spend money differently than red wine drinkers

People who prefer white wine may spend money differently than red wine drinkers Published: May 30, 2019 A survey looked at the personality traits and financial habits of vino fans White wine imbibers tend to be more frugal and extroverted than red wine drinkers, a new survey suggests. ( ByJEANETTE SETTEMBRE You are what youContinue reading “People who prefer white wine may spend money differently than red wine drinkers”

The bus wars are over. Electricity — and China — won.

The bus wars are over and electricity has won — thanks to a big boost from China. In fact, when it comes to electric bus purchases, China is outpacing the United States by an astounding 421,000 to 300 as of the end of 2018. Thanks to China’s massive investment in and support for electric buses,Continue reading “The bus wars are over. Electricity — and China — won.”

Starbucks Sued for Allegedly Exposing Customers and Employees to Deadly Pesticide – update

CHEF’S NOTE: I’m glad I saw this today. I’m in Cleveland and the popular Lounge across the street has that same pest strip under the bar near food and beverage, visible to anyone sitting on the side of the bar. Almost identical to the pictures shown below. The day after I posted this article, IContinue reading “Starbucks Sued for Allegedly Exposing Customers and Employees to Deadly Pesticide – update”

Behold the Beefless ‘Impossible Whopper’

Burger King is introducing a Whopper made with a vegetarian patty from the start-up Impossible Foods. The deal is a big step toward the mainstream for start-ups trying to mimic and replace meat. By Nathaniel Popper Photographs and Video by Matt Edge April 1, 2019 OAKLAND, Calif. — Would you like that Whopper with or without beef?Continue reading “Behold the Beefless ‘Impossible Whopper’”

Employees can’t opt out of FMLA protection 

BRIEF DOL: Employees can’t opt out of FMLA protection AUTHOR Katie Clarey@kclarey21 PUBLISHED March 18, 2019 Dive Brief: Neither employers nor employees can decline to designate Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)-qualifying leave as such, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wrote in an opinion letter (FMLA2019-1-A) published Thursday.When an employer determines an employee needs leaveContinue reading “Employees can’t opt out of FMLA protection “

6 quick tips for hiring applicants with criminal histories

6 quick tips for hiring applicants with criminal histories “Those of you who are really in tune with Title VII and EEOC guidelines, you should already know you should be looking at people with criminal histories,” a panelist said Monday. AUTHOR Katie Clarey@kclarey21 PUBLISHED March 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — An employer is behind if it’sContinue reading “6 quick tips for hiring applicants with criminal histories”