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November 19, 2019

2 Min Read
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A $15.80 cafe latte highlights shrinking supply of premium coffee beans

The price of high-end coffee is surging as production in areas that specialize in labor-intensive premium beans continues to fall. Now, former coffee growers in Mexico and Central America are turning to food crops such as corn because of the sustained price slump, which some experts argue is the fault of suppliers and buyers "basing their prices off of the New York futures market." Read more at Bloomberg

A vegan man claims Burger King cooked Impossible Whopper alongside meat

Plaintiff Phillip Williams has brought a class-action lawsuit against Burger King for misleading vegan and vegetarian customers by cooking its Impossible Whoppers on the same grills as its normal burgers. According to the lawsuit, this taints the outside of the product with meat by-product, making it unsuitable for those with meat-free dietary restrictions. Read more at CNN

A Brooklyn company is 'on a mission to make the world less trashy'

Package Free, a company that sells eco-conscious consumer products, has operated on a 100% zero-waste basis since it launched in April 2017. The office itself doesn't contain any trash cans, and executives say that the zero-waste approach has saved the company a significant amount of money over its nearly three years in business. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

What will dinner look like in 2029?

Here, 10 trailblazing chefs display the meals they believe will be staples by the time the next decade rolls around. Sustainability, biodiversity and the plant-based movement were all taken into consideration to produce the experimental dishes. Read more at Grub Street

7 ways that supermarkets can help eliminate single-use plastic

Supermarkets are filled with plastic–but this must change in order to stop the rampant plastic pollution that is destroying our oceans and filling up our landfills. Supermarkets can begin reducing plastic waste right now by expanding bulk bins, making use of reusable containers, renting out shopping bags, lasering labels onto fruit and more. Read more at Fast Company

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