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impossible burger on the grill
Burger King has been testing the plant-based Impossible Whopper at all 57 of its locations in St. Louis, Missouri. The Impossible Burger includes no meat, yet looks, cooks, and tastes just like it. It may not be long before Burger King rolls out the Impossible Whopper to more than 7,000 locations nationwide. read more
oysters at oyster farm
Georgia's oyster industry may soon get a boost. Lawmakers introduced a bill encouraging aquaculture in areas where wild oysters have been harvested for decades. Not everyone is thrilled with the bill. Harvest restrictions and a lottery system for leases could put local oyster companies at a disadvantage. read more
elementary kids eating veggies
Sweetgreen, a restaurant chain that serves salads, has partnered with the nonprofit FoodCorps to improve elementary school lunches. Sweetgreen has committed $1 million to offer kids fresh, locally grown foods. The program piloted with three elementary schools around the country and will expand to 50 schools by 2020. read more
cauliflower rice in dish on table
Fake rice is a problem that nobody ever expected to exist. But Arkansas, the nation's leading producer of rice, has outlawed food companies from using the term "rice" on packages of cauliflower "rice." The law goes into effect at the end of the current legislative session. read more
dunkin peeps coffee and doughnuts for easter 2019
Dunkin' x Peeps is the latest food brand collaboration. To celebrate the spring season and Easter, Dunkin' is selling marshmallow-flavored coffee and Peeps inspired doughnuts. The doughnut features a classic yellow Peeps marshmallow chick perched on a green, egg-shaped doughnut with colorful sprinkles. read more
pig next to knife and rope on cutting board
Whether ribs, ham or bacon, everyone seems to love pork. If you do too, check out the maialata festival. It's a grand celebration of pigs and pork roasted, grilled, and pan-fried. The entire pig must be used, and even the blood is served in some dishes. See how one Portland chef has brought this festival to the U.S. read more
time out market chicago
Food halls have taken off in the U.S. in recent years, and Time Out Market Chicago hopes to keep the momentum going this year with its newest food hall in Chicago, featuring eighteen restaurants, three bars and a demo kitchen. The first round of eateries to be featured were just announced. read more
food product held in hands
Have you ever considered eating gene-edited food? According to soybean and oil manufacturer, Calyxt, you may already be eating it. Find out how gene-edited food differs from GMOs and how soybean cooking oil became the first gene-edited food in the US food supply. read more
packaged fish in ice on shelf
Americans are eating more seafood, but what if that "salmon" on your plate is not actually salmon? Oceana, a nonprofit organization, recently published a big study on seafood mislabeling. They found that 20% of the fish they ordered and lab tested were entirely different species of fish than indicated on the label. read more
cow with tags on ears
Gene editing is the latest frontier of food science. A biotechnologist named Alison Van Eenennaam wants to use CRISPR technology to edit a cow's genes to suit the needs of the beef industry. If successful, her experiments would mean that fewer female cattle would be unnecessarily killed. The FDA says not so fast. read more

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