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User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Consumption :: Conscious Eating
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Halva amplifies the sesame warmth of tahini in these (accidentally) vegan cookies 3.12.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Cardamom lightly perfumes these chocolate chip cookies, enriched with tahini and topped with sweet halva candy, by Zoë Komarin.

Vegan Thanksgiving dishes everyone will love 24.11.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

If you don't tell them, they'll never know it's vegan.

Unilever sets $1.2B sales target for meat and dairy alternatives 23.11.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Unilever sets $1.2B sales target for meat and dairy alternatives Cecilia Keating Mon, 11/23/2020 - 00:30 Unilever has announced plans to dramatically increase sales of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives over the next seven years as part of a new sustainability program designed to shrink the environmental footprint of its food brands. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant said last week that it plans to sell more than $1.2 billion worth of plant-based foods and dairy alternatives within the next five to seven years, largely by boosting sales from its The Vegetarian Butcher brand and increasing the number of vegan alternatives across its extensive portfolio. Unilever acquired plant-based meat company The Vegetarian Butcher in late 2018 and since has expanded the brand into more than 30 countries and secured a major supply deal for the firm's vegan patties and nuggets with Burger King. In the same time frame, it has launched a number of vegan products for its most high profile brands, including ...
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New Bridgeport takeout restaurant opens today, feeding guests for free in a pay-it-forward model 18.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Community Canteen Kitchen is a new restaurant embedded at Kimski in Bridgeport, and it’s feeding guests for free.
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The best mayonnaises you can buy (a nostalgia-proof taste test) 8.10.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Bucking long-held condiment prejudices, L.A. Times columnists Ben Mims and Lucas Peterson sample several brands to find the best-tasting mayonnaise you can buy.

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For garlic powder, a working seasoning finally gets its turn in the spice limelight 24.9.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

A steady and reliable presence in the American pantry, garlic powder is finally getting the press it always deserved.

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Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems 10.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems Meredith Storton Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the inequities and fragility of our industrialized food system and accelerated the movement to create strong regional food systems that support local growers, provide food security, give communities agency over their food supply and yield environmental benefits. These systems will remain out of reach, though, unless we address persistent, decades-old structural issues. Price pressures continue to challenge the viability of decentralized food systems and communities of color continue to be underserved — as farmers, food chain workers, supply chain entrepreneurs and consumers. We need to change both who we fund and how we fund if we want to create equitable, thriving regional food systems. What will it take to achieve such massive shifts? RSF Social Finance has been reflecting on that question as we wind down our Food System Transformation Fund, a pooled loan fund ...
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Finding Common Ground: Can Vegans, Vegetarians and Meat-Eaters Unite for Change? 2.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
To eat meat, or not to eat meat: It’s probably one of the hottest debates around the dinner table.  But can vegans and vegetarians unite behind a campaign to #BoycottBigMeat —if the campaign incorporates grass-fed and pasture-raised meat production as part of the solution? On August 25, the #BoycottBigMeat campaign hosted a Facebook Live discussion about veganism, vegetarianism and how meat is produced. #BoycottBigMeat is a national consumer education and lobbying campaign to advance the transition away from today’s centralized industrial meat production to a system of organic regenerative pasture-raised and grass-fed meat production. Through conversations like these, we hope to help shrink the divide between vegans, vegetarians and producers of regenerative grass-fed and pasture-raised meat and animal ...
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Throw cauliflower on the grill for a meaty meatless dish 1.9.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Cauliflower tastes great when grilled and becomes a versatile side dish or main dish that pairs well with a range of seasonings and sauces. This guide to grilling cauliflower makes it an easy recipe.

Journey Foods uses AI to create sustainability recipe for food manufacturers 20.8.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Journey Foods uses AI to create sustainability recipe for food manufacturers Jesse Klein Thu, 08/20/2020 - 02:00 Riana Lynn’s company, Journey Foods , is dragging the packaged food business into the 21st century.  "Food manufacturing has really only scaled up in the last 60 years," she said. "And that means we’re also working on very antiquated methods."  Her company’s software uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, data scraping and cohort analysis to recommend the most nutritious and more sustainable ingredients for food companies, such as its partners Ingredion and Unilever.   In 2018, the global packaged food industry generated $2.77 trillion , an amount expected to reach almost $5 trillion by 2027. With veganism surging , many of those trillions of dollars will be spent on plant-based products that companies will need to redevelop to appease shoppers.   According to Lynn, when a food company wants to move to a gluten-free or plant-based version of one of its core products, that process ...
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20 must-read books about food systems 10.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
20 must-read books about food systems Danielle Nierenberg Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50 With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing. But even as these shifts expose inequities in the health and food systems, many experts hope that the current moment offers an opportunity to build a new, more sustainable food system. To understand what it will take to move forward, Food Tank has compiled its summer reading list to delve into the issues that affect our food system today. These 20 books provide insight into food access and justice in Black communities, food relief and school nutrition programs, the effects of technology on global food supply chains, the relationship between climate change and food production, and much more. 1. " Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity " by Priya Basil (forthcoming November) Priya Basil explores the meaning of hospitality within a variety of cultural, linguistic and ...
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Mexi-Vegan cooking is mainstream in Southern California. And it's only getting bigger 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Southern California is home to a groundswell of Mexican plant-based and vegan cooking.

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Vegan Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Jocelyn Ramirez of the L.A.-based catering company Todo Verde shares her secret to vegan carnitas in her cookbook, "La Vide Verde." Made with jackfruit, this recipe is easy.

Yes, vegan carnitas exist. And they're delicious 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Jocelyn Ramirez of Todo Verde shares her vegan jackfruit carnitas recipe with smoky chipotle tomato salsa from her new cookbook, "La Vide Verde."

Can we have summer parties during the pandemic? 42 ways to minimize the risk 25.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Safe Fourth of July celebrations used to be about managing fireworks and sparklers. Now, in a pandemic, it's all about keeping family and friends safe. Plan, designate food servers and mingling times — and don't forget your masks and keeping your distance.

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In spite of everything, a fledgling restaurant looks forward to welcoming its first customer 25.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

After two decades working in some of the world's most demanding kitchens, chef Dean Yasharian was set to finally open his own restaurant in mid-March. The COVID-19 pandemic dashed those plans.

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COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

“I’m trying to connect our network with the people who would like to have that food in their home,” she said on Michael Dimock’s podcast, Flipping the Table, on March 26. “We can sort of skip the restaurant for now. … We could help people do the cooking in their own kitchen.”

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Smaller producers, retailers say they are positioned to weather coronavirus meat shortage 10.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Small butchers and grocers say a breakdown in the meat-processing chain was inevitable, and the coronavirus pandemic proves it.
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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal.
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Valerie Confections shares the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe 2.5.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

The best banana bread recipe is a vegan banana bread with chocolate chips and a peanut crumble. This comes from Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections in Echo Park.

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