McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block their employees from getting raises

new York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law that set working conditions and minimum wages to $22 an hour for fast-food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Each brand is donating $1 … Read more

Better health with budget peanuts

ALBANY, GA, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As food costs rise, consumers are looking for meals and recipes that stretch their bucks. According to The Peanut Institute, peanuts and peanut butter are some of the most affordable sources of nutrient-dense protein available. A one-ounce serving of peanuts, which is about a handful, costs approx 15 … Read more

Regenerative agriculture links soil health to human health

Bob Jones is the third generation in his family to run Chef’s Garden, a 300-acre farm in Ohio that has used regenerative agricultural methods for the last 10 years. “Our belief is that modern agriculture in the United States is broken, both economically and agronomically,” Jones said. The pattern for decades has been to go … Read more

The best meals follow 3 rules

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series that takes a closer look at eating disorders, disordered eating, and the relationship between food and body image. CNN — There can be something anxious about large meals. Whether you’re gathering for a holiday meal or breaking your usual routine to meet at a restaurant, these … Read more

Mud, mold and destruction: California businesses face catastrophic damage

new York CNN — At the end of a long wooden California pier that juts out over the Pacific Ocean is the Wharf House. It is now almost completely unavailable. The Wharf House Restaurant, an iconic establishment for residents of the coastal town of Capitola in Santa Cruz County, stands alone, boarded up, damaged and … Read more

Mud, mold and destruction: California businesses face catastrophic damage

new York CNN — At the end of a long wooden pier in Southern California that juts out over the Pacific Ocean sits the Wharf House. It is now almost completely unavailable. The Wharf House Restaurant, an iconic establishment for residents of the coastal town of Capitola in Santa Cruz County, stands alone, boarded up, … Read more

The soda market is stable, but not for Dr Pepper

new York CNN — In the pantheon of sodas, Dr Pepper is the odd one out: it doesn’t have the popularity or sales of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, you can’t use it in a standard cocktail, and it doesn’t exactly fall into a category like cola or root beer. For decades, Pepper Soda has marketed its … Read more

Pack those snacks, says nutritionist

Travelers need to avoid a host of pathogens this winter, including the “triple demia” of infections caused by Covid-19, influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). But there are steps people can take to reduce their chances of getting sick, say health professionals at Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic. The key is to develop “a resilient immune … Read more

How Ajinomoto Became a Major Semiconductor Player

During the covid-19 pandemic, Ajinomoto, the manufacturer and inventor of a food seasoning called monosodium glutamate (MSG), found his profits booming. But it wasn’t necessarily because people were buying up stocks of MSG to add to soups, stir-fries, and other block comfort food. Instead, the company’s explosive growth was fueled by the production of a … Read more

What went wrong at Beyond Meat

new York CNN Business — A host of issues have stalled the growth of Beyond Meat, once a Wall Street darling whose top product has become synonymous with plant-based burgers. Sales fell 22.5% in the third quarter from a year earlier, and the company has cut more than 20% of its global staff since August. … Read more