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Interfaith group asks Starbucks to drop vegan milk surcharge

May. 13, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles. In a statement issued Friday, an interfaith...

'Succession' star glues hand to Starbucks counter in protest

May. 10, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and activist James Cromwell has gone from “Succession’s” Uncle Ewan to real-life supergluin’ — pasting his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter on Tuesday to protest the coffee chain’s extra charge for plant-based milk. The 82-year-old...

Cause of chemical leak at Fond du Lac plant investigated

Apr. 08, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Fond du Lac are investigating what caused a chemical leak at a local plant that caused employees and neighbors to evacuate the area. Hazardous materials crews worked for five hours to mitigate the leak at the Milk Specialties plant where 90 to...

Faulty chemical mix causes evacuation at Fond du Lac plant

Apr. 07, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac plant and some neighbors have been evacuated after a faulty chemical mixture at the business caused a yellow fog to dissipate from the building. About 90 to 100 employees were evacuated from the Milk Specialties plant Thursday. ...

Most Hood plants up after cyber 'event,' schools concerned

Mar. 18, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Most HP Hood LLC plants are back up and running after the dairy company's network system was the victim of a “cyber security event," but some school districts are concerned that they will have a milk shortage as a result. “Out of an abundance of...

Nestle plans Arizona factory for plant-based coffee creamers

Mar. 09, 2022 10:39 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Nestle USA announced Wednesday it will build a $675 million plant in metro Phoenix to produce beverages including oat milk coffee creamers as consumer demand soars for plant-based products. Nestle, which makes the Coffee mate brand of creamers, said the factory will...

Organic dairy co-op offers membership to 80 Northeast farms

Mar. 08, 2022 14:34 PM EST

An international organic milk cooperative is offering membership to 80 small organic farms in the Northeast that were poised to lose the market for their milk, Wisconsin-based Organic Valley cooperative announced Tuesday. Organic Valley, based in LaFarge, Wisconsin, announced on...

Thousands of people leaving restaurant industry

Mar. 05, 2022 03:14 AM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — JR Michael has spent most of his life in the restaurant business. He spent his summers as a teenager peeling potatoes in the kitchen at his uncle’s deli. Later he helped open the Applebee’s on Clark Road, where he worked 100 hours a week for $8 an hour. ...

Familiar formula from Switzerland named world's best cheese

Mar. 03, 2022 17:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Gruyere from Switzerland was named Thursday as the top cheese for the second consecutive time in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland, made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a three-time...

$80M in rescue funds to support dairy industry innovation

Mar. 03, 2022 07:57 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is assigning $80 million in federal pandemic rescue funds to support dairy industry innovation, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont have announced. The country's four Dairy Business Innovation...