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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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