Fast Food Chains Raise Millions to Oppose California Wage Law

Fast Food Chains Raise Millions to Oppose California Wage Law

McDonald’s starbucks Chipotle Mexican Grill and other big restaurant chains are joining to spend millions of dollars to try to overturn a new California law that could set the state’s minimum wage for the fast food industry as high as $22 an hour next year. The “Save Local Restaurants” coalition said Friday it has raised … Read more

Michigan cheeses sold at Meijer, Whole Foods, other stores recalled for possible Listeria

Michigan cheeses sold at Meijer, Whole Foods, other stores recalled for possible Listeria

A Michigan cheese company with products in most small and large grocery stores in the state and nationwide is recalling dozens of products due to possible Listeria contamination. Here’s the info from the FDA: Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI is issuing a voluntary recall of its Brie and Camembert cheeses because of … Read more

The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

photo: Linda Hirzman (Shutterstock) What does “healthy” mean, exactly, when applied to food? It’s a tougher question than you might think. The FDA has been trying to answer it for years now, and they announced that they finally have a rough definition. The origin story here is wild :The FDA sent a letter years ago … Read more

Nikola Tries to Ignite Market for Its Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Trucks

Nikola Tries to Ignite Market for Its Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Trucks

Ace Nicholas founder stands trial on securities-fraud charges, a revamped management team is pushing to make the company the first to market hydrogen-powered commercial trucks in the US—and to overcome production and credibility challenges that have weighed on its shares. The seven-year-old company’s first battery-powered electric trucks rolled off the assembly line this year, and … Read more

US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

WASHINGTON — US regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation’s tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants to the US market will have until October 2025 to make sure … Read more

China’s Local Governments Are Spending Millions on the Metaverse

China’s Local Governments Are Spending Millions on the Metaverse

Local authorities across China are rolling out a series of subsidies and initiatives to attract metaverse-related businesses and talent, betting on the prospects of the emerging trend creating a global buzz. At least six provincial governments as well as local authorities in 10 cities — including Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing — have issued either development … Read more

Top AI guru is helping retool popular Japanese snacks for Ezaki Glico

Top AI guru is helping retool popular Japanese snacks for Ezaki Glico

Junichi Hasegawa has made a career of tackling tough problems, from connecting PlayStation 3 users for online play to researching self-driving cars. Now he wants to invent healthier food ingredients with the help of artificial intelligence. The 61-year-old Hasegawa built up Japan’s top AI startup, Preferred Networks (PFN), by striking deals and partnerships with the … Read more

FDA Proposes New Rules for Packaged Foods to Qualify as ‘Healthy’

FDA Proposes New Rules for Packaged Foods to Qualify as ‘Healthy’

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules for labeling packaged foods as “healthy,” as it seeks to help people make informed nutritional choices which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases. The proposed changes to food labeling come on the day of the first White House summit on hunger, … Read more

The Worst Carbs No One Should Be Eating Anymore Because They Lead To Inflammation And Weight Gain

The Worst Carbs No One Should Be Eating Anymore Because They Lead To Inflammation And Weight Gain

When you eat the right kind in moderation, carbs can be a great source of fiber and other nutrients that will help you crush your weight loss goals. However, it’s no secret that many carb-filled foods out there can cause serious damage to your overall health. Refined carbs, which are found in highly processed foods, … Read more