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Leading Off  
CEO of Beyond Meat on Why They Refuse to Use GMOs in Their Products
One Green Planet -  In a recent episode of the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast, [Beyond Meat] CEO Ethan Brown shares his plans for the company as they continue to expand and work to perfect their plant-based products. For Ethan, creating the perfect replica of meat - a product that looks, smells, and tastes as similar to meat as possible - is the ultimate goal. Highly driven focus and focused on this mission, Ethan plans to roll out a new version of their products every year, improving on their taste and texture with each new release..... "It's very easy to fall in love with technology and its elegance, and forget about the consumer, and we don't do that here," Ethan said, "[The] consumer is in our face all the time because that's where we want them. We don't use, for example, heme. We don't use things that may be better scaled up in the pharmaceutical setting than in the food industry." Read.

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AB InBev
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Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dean Foods
Diamond Foods
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Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Garden Fresh
General Mills
Good Humor
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
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Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
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Pizza Hut
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Republic of Tea
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smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
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Taco Bell
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Tyson Foods

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Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
El Pollo Loco
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
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Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
National Restaurant
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Original soupMan

Parmalat Canada
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Walmart stores
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
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Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
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Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy

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Flavor Infusion
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FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
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Gum Technology
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Hagelin Flavor

Innova Flavors
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Kalsec Inc
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McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat

sargento Food

sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
summit Hill Flavors
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Target Flavors
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

- Amplify Snack Brands profit falls 59% in quarter
- General Mills' Ken Powell to retire as chairmane
- Jones Soda Co. Names Steve Gress as New Head of Sales
- Wendy's Loses Ground to Competitors in Burger Battle
Generation Z Leading Plant Based Movement, Building $5 Billion Vegan Meat And Seafood Market
Plant Based News - Generation Z is creating a $5 billion market for plant-based meat and seafood, according to new research. The generation - which includes people born between 1995 and 2005, and makes up a quarter of the U.S. population - is shaping a billion-dollar food market, say Barclays researchers. Expected to account for 40 percent of all consumers by 2020, members of Gen Z are embracing the food trend that replaces animal products with plant-based alternatives. A recent report has also shown that Generation Z consumes 57 percent more tofu and 550 percent more plant-based milk than millennials. "College campuses feed the consumers of tomorrow," Sharon Olson, co-founder of Y-Pulse, told Civil Eats in an article about seafood alternatives rolling out in dining halls. Read.

Eating Bugs Can Help the Environment, But Lots of Obstacles in America
Longview News-Journal - Will people eat insects? They're not exactly the new kale, but insects are definitely having a moment aboveground. Insect protein is catching the attention of environmentally minded consumers because it treads more lightly on the planet than protein from the animals we're more accustomed to eating -- cows and pigs and chickens. Tally up the feed required, water used or greenhouse gases emitted, and insects look better than a lot of other protein sources (though there is, naturally, some disagreement about the extent of the advantage). But no matter how green insects are, there are some obstacles to getting Americans to eat them..... The first is simply the ick. Most of us (me included) have a sense that eating insects is kind of disgusting. This has nothing to do with the eating quality of insects; it's simply a cultural norm. We eat pigs and chickens. We don't eat worms or dogs, but there's no reason we shouldn't. Lots of people do. It's just that most of them are in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Read.

Genetic Modification: Science Suggests It's Not Evil or Unhealthy
The Weekly Times - Cut. Paste. Plant. That's the image conjured up when conversation turns to that most misunderstood and vilified side of agriculture -- genetic modification of organisms. The idea that genetic modification of plants creates mutant species that will harm society appears to dominate popular thinking. Health food products proudly boast "non-GM" labels, restaurants use the slogan on their menus and many people shop at farmers' markets to avoid the perceived scourge of biotechnology. But is GM really that evil? No, says the science community, who can't seem to understand why their work is vilified, rather than lauded. Read.
Around the Net    
What Is Better Than Organic Food?
Posted by Luna Atamian at HuffPost - Once a little-known concept among the public, sustainable food is now becoming a subject of high interest and high demand. Consumers are not only focused on what is in their food but also how it's produced: how much water is needed to produce my Saturday night steak? How much food is thrown away by my local supermarket? Will I be able to enjoy my favorite chocolate bar by 2020? There is no doubt, sustainable is the new organic. Read.
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
Is Self-Service Beer the Trendy New Normal?
The Independent Weekly - In most respects, Pour Taproom has much in common with the new generation of Durham bars. Except, of course, that Pour invites you to step up to the tap and pour your own beer..... For your access to the sixty-plus beers on tap, a cashier hands you a rubber electronic bracelet that you scan at the tap before each pour. Some nights, the bar hosts social events (like cornhole, trivia, and bands), taking advantage of the ample public space outside. Read.
'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement
Herald-Whig - Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday.... Swig had accused competitor Sodalicious of copying the trademarked "dirty" idea, down to the frosted sugar cookies sold alongside the sweet drinks spiked with flavor shots, fruit purees and cream. Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
Ferrero defends 'fine-tuning' of Nutella recipe
"Like many other food products regularly do, the Nutella recipe has undergone a minor adjustment. In this instance, the fine-tuning is very minimal.​ The quality, sourcing and characteristics of all Nutella ingredients have remained the same, while the amount of added sugar has not increased. We have quality controls and regular taste tests with our consumers to ensure we always retain 100% Nutella quality - this is what we always aim for and that has not changed."​
Ferrero spokesperson quoted in an article posted at Read.
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
Running A Restaurant In The Age Of Millennials
Total Food Service - The keys to running a successful food establishment have long been consistent with quality menu items, knowledgeable and friendly servers, and a unique and attractive ambience. While all are still important elements, the industry is rapidly changing in response to emerging consumer trends. The new Millennials generation is setting the tone... Read.
Trust your own taste buds while pairing wine with food, scientists suggest
Deccan Chronicle - When it comes to choosing the right wine to go with your meal, scrap the servers advice and trust your own tastes, say scientists who found that traditional pairing of drinks and food often misses the mark - leaving people confused and intimated. Researchers from Michigan State University in the US suggest people generally fit into certain wine-drinking categories, or "vinotypes," and that servers should consider these preferences when suggesting a wine. Read.
- California Pizza Kitchen Introduces New Flavors for Fall
Government, Politics & Regulatory    
Wyden, Merkley push for consumer-friendly GMO labeling
KTVZ - Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday to prioritize consumer-friendly solutions in its upcoming decisions about labeling genetically engineered food..... "All Americans have the right to know what is in their food and how their food is produced," the senators wrote. "We are writing to urge you and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to consider carefully the rights and will of the American people as the AMS undertakes a rulemaking process to develop a national standard for clear, accessible labels for food products containing bioengineered (GE) ingredients..." Read.
World Report    
China: Study Suggesting Liquor's 'Anti-Cancer' Effects Provokes Backlash
Caixin Global - A Chinese liquor-maker is facing accusations of illegally misleading consumers after it cited a study suggesting that its products have health benefits. The study -- published by Jiangnan University in eastern China -- asserted that the Chinese liquor baijiu contains elements that can prevent cancer. It added that distiller Guizhou Dongjiu Co. Ltd.'s particular brand of the spirit contained the largest amount of an anti-cancer chemical among 14 competitors. Read.
UK: Teenagers who watch popular TV shows eat 270 more calories a week
Daily Mail - Junk food adverts shown during family television shows like the X Factor could be tempting children to eat extra calories.
Research suggests teenagers consume an additional 270 calories a week for every advert for unhealthy food or drink they remembered seeing on television, above a weekly average of six junk food adverts. The additional calories are the equivalent to eating an extra two packets of crisps or a McDonald's hamburger each week. Over a year this adds up to 14,000 additional calories - or 84 Mars bars. Read.
- UK: Coca-Cola: 60% of portfolio will fall below sugar tax threshold

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