More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
By: Rowan Jacobsen Dec 26, 2014
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown tests one of the company’s burgers. Photo: Misha Gravenor
I dumped meat a few weeks ago, and it was not an easy breakup. Some of my most treasured moments have involved a deck, a beer, and a cheeseburger. But the more I learned, the more I understood that the relationship wasn’t good for either of us. A few things you should never do if you want to eat factory meat in unconflicted bliss: write a story on water scarcity in the American Southwest; Google “How much shit is in my hamburger?”; watch an undercover video of a slaughterhouse in action; and read the 2009 Worldwatch Institute report “Livestock and Climate Change.”
Retail analysts say the world’s biggest retailer has reason to fear a small grocery chain that’s based in Idaho and boasts a business model that allows it to undercut Walmart on prices. So about that eye-catching Walmart quote.
The dollar hit a new record low against the euro on Thursday, provoking more worries in the eurozone about the impact of the soaring European currency.
Europe’s single currency stuck a record peak of 1.4875 dollars in Asian trading hours — the highest level since the euro’s creation in 1999.
Later in European trade, the euro stood at 1.4850 dollars, compared with 1.4854 in New York late on Wednesday. US markets were shut Thursday owing to the Thanksgiving national holiday.
The dollar also hit an all-time low against the Swiss franc, which is viewed as a haven in troubled times for the global economy. The US unit fell to a record low of 1.1005 Swiss francs.
by LARA JAKES JORDAN
WASHINGTON (Dec. 15) – The Bush administration told a federal judge it was not obligated to preserve videotapes of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists and urged the court not to look into the tapes’ destruction.
In court documents filed Friday night, government lawyers told U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy that demanding information about the tapes would interfere with current investigations by Congress and the Justice Department.
It was the first time the government had addressed the issue of the videotapes in court.
Kennedy ordered the administration in June 2005 to safeguard “all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.”