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9/18/2018

McDonald's has begun serving an updated version of its apple pie, made with less sugar, fewer ingredients, a greater variety of apples and flakier pastry. Customer reactions to the new recipe on Twitter have been mixed, with some cheering it and others saying they preferred the original.

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9/18/2018

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said civics education should be more of a priority in K-12 schools and colleges during a Constitution Day celebration Monday in Philadelphia. DeVos also called on colleges to avoid limiting speech on their campuses -- efforts she said sometimes target conservative voices.

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9/18/2018

Tea was on-trend at the Natural Products Expo East earlier this month, with innovations like sparkling and organic flavored teas prominent in the ready-to-drink space. Other trends on display included healthy beverage shots and new takes on creamers, such as functional ingredients and dairy-free formulations.

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BevNet
9/18/2018

Join us on Sept. 20 for FOODBIZ+ Menus of Change with Sophie Egan, director of health and sustainability leadership at the CIA. Sophie will discuss the CIA's groundbreaking initiative -- Menus of Change (MOC): The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices, which includes a conference and an annual report. Learn how the initiative is supporting food industry leaders shape their businesses and offerings with plant-forward menu strategies. Register for this free webinar here!

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9/18/2018

Tune in to FOODBIZ+ Social Enterprise on Oct. 17 for a conversation with Lisa Curtis, founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, America's leading brand of moringa food products. Learn how this foodpreneur turned her business success into a social enterprise that supports women-led farming cooperatives around the world. Lisa was named to the Forbes' 30 Under 30 "Top of the Class" for Social Entrepreneurship, and will discuss topics on how supply chain transparency, building buzz and fundraising were keys to her success in growing a product that has had a positive social impact for women farmers. Don't miss this free webinar and register today!

9/18/2018

Brut IPA is an emerging blend of two trends in the hop-centric craft brewing world. It brings together the aromatics and smoother feel of the New England IPA with the brisk style of West Coast offerings.

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9/18/2018

A majority on Washington, D.C.'s City Council supports the repeal of a ballot measure, passed in June, that would require restaurants to pay tipped employees the standard minimum wage. About 250 people were scheduled to testify in a hearing Monday about Initiative 77, which opponents say could lead to higher prices and possible pay cuts for tipped employees.

9/18/2018

The New York restaurant that operates as Coco Pazzo Trattoria at night transforms into Coco Pazzo Kitchen during the day, offering a fast-casual experience to meet lunchtime diners' needs. Chef Pino Luongo is in charge of the concept, which is part of a growing group of eateries shifting away from a fine-dining experiences during daylight hours.

9/18/2018

Students at an intermediate school in South Dakota are beginning to harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs that they began to grow from seeds during the past school year. The harvest from the on-campus garden will be used in the school's meal program.

9/18/2018

Game-streaming video platform Twitch has hired three women to serve in leadership positions, among them its first head of diversity and inclusion. The hires mean four out of the seven C-suite leaders at the company are women.

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Fortune