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Is that soy in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales rising

Apr. 3, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That's also...

Pilgrim's Pride shareholders can pursue Moy Park deal suit

Mar. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit over poultry company Pilgrim's Pride's $1.3 billion acquisition of U.K. poultry producer Moy Park, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilgrim's Pride's parent company. Friday's ruling means Pilgrim's Pride stockholders can...

The Latest: EU official says 'no-deal' vote wont halt Brexit

Mar. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn't enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU's executive branch noted...

UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Mar. 13, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that departure, currently due to take place on March 29. Parliament is...

EU check of Polish slaughterhouses finds document issues

Mar. 13, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Commission veterinary inspectors have uncovered document irregularities at slaughterhouses in Poland, but found no problems with the quality of beef produced there, Poland's agriculture minister said Wednesday. The EU inspection took place last month after private TV station...

US regulators outline oversight on meat grown in lab dishes

Mar. 7, 2019 3:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators on Thursday outlined how the emerging food category will be monitored. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said meat from cultured animal cells will have to undergo agency...

UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

Mar. 5, 2019 7:21 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the U.N. rights chief announced with "deep regret" on Tuesday. Burundi in December asked the U.N. office to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights...

Israeli startups join firms making lab-grown 'clean meat'

Feb. 25, 2019 6:34 AM EST

NES ZIONA, Israel (AP) — Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see as a solution to the needs of the world's ever-growing population and burgeoning demand for food. The product has been known under different names,...

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Feb. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow. In a statement, police said the cow was "killed according to regulations" early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing....