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August 29, 2018

2 Min Read
5@5: Food fight starts in Missouri | Hodo’s tofu lands in Whole Foods

'Fake meat' producers are challenging Missouri over new advertising law

The Good Food Institute, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and Tofurkey are suing the state of Missouri for the right to use the word “meat” on labels for  plant-based and clean-meat alternatives. They are fighting a law that prohibits companies from labeling any product that does not come from a slaughtered animal as “meat.” Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch


The California startup selling America on tofu

Hodo’s organic soybean tofu, which is sold in plain cakes or as part of ready-to-eat-meals, is sold in restaurants, markets and health food stores across the country. Founder Minh Tsai began selling his organic tofu at farmers markets, then founded Hodo in 2004. Within a few days, all Whole Foods Market stores will be stocking Hodo products. Read more at Bloomberg


Letter from the editor: E. coli O157:H7 still threatens beef, but not so much

Massive recalls of ground beef for E. coli have been rare recently, where they were once routine. Even the recent Cargill Meat Solutions recall covered only about 25,000 pounds—“a small amount compared to what was normal in the bad old days.” The news is worth celebrating. Read more at Food Safety News


Food scientists create healthy probiotic drink from soy pulp

The residue from producing soy milk and tofu could become a beverage featuring live probiotics, dietary fiber and more to promote gut health, thanks to the research of food scientists at the National University of Singapore. The zero-waste product can be stored at room temperature for up to six weeks. Read more at Phys.org


Chick-Fil-A pecks its way into the meal kit game

Imagine going to a fast-food restaurant to purchase raw meat for you to cook at home. Chick-Fil-A customers in the area of Atlanta, Georgia, can do just that, as the chain becomes the first to sell meal kits. With five recipe choices, the company is testing the idea at 150 locations. Read more at NPR

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