Several American families will be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with at least one vegetarian family member at the table, making it a near necessity to serve a vegetable dish that can double as a main course. Preparation suggestions from Richard Landau, owner-chef of vegan eatery Horizons in Philadelphia, include preparing dishes with mushrooms to replace the earthy flavor of meat, adding protein by using beans and nuts, and creating a tofu-based "sour cream" alternative by using Tofutti.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream pioneered slow-churned light ice cream technology in 2004, launching a reduced-fat churned ice cream craze. Sales of reduced-fat ice cream have increased steadily since the introduction of these products, a dairy industry group reports.
Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi sales have been slipping in the past two years, reported Beverage Digest, while Vitaminwater, Gatorade and bottled water have all gained market share. Industry experts, however, say diet colas still have growth potential if marketed properly.
The 2004 Ratatouille chardonnay, named after the Disney-Pixar animated feature but otherwise not connected to the film's plot, is likely the first wine to take its moniker from a movie. The bottle, which will sell for $12.99 at Costco stores in 18 states, could prove to be a trendsetter for movie-wine tie-ins, according to this article.
Industry group leaders, Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co. released a plan for new industry standards that they hope will instill more confidence worldwide about the safety standards of biotech crops. The plan, which includes third-party auditing, follows recent court rulings against the sector and concerns that poor government oversight is contributing to commingling of crops used for food and animal feed.