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5@5: Personal care powerhouse Burt's Bees launches plant-based protein shakes | A veggie burger by any other name?

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Burt's Bees enters protein shake arena

Branching out from the personal care aisle to the nutrition aisle is a "natural extension" for Burt's Bees, according to General Manager Jim Geikie. Its new protein shake mixes are made with five sources of plant-based protein (pea, rice, flaxseed, sunflower seed and oat) as well as fruits and vegetables, and comes in three varieties: Daily Protein, Protein+Gut Health and Protein+Healthy Radiance. Read more at Drug Store News...

 

No more 'vegetarian schnitzel'? German minister seeks ban on meat names for plant-based foods

As plant-based foods gain favor, it's not just vegan mayo and milks that are under attack for calling themselves mayo and milk, respectively, and it's not just in the U.S. Germany's agriculture minister, as well as a pair of lobbying groups, say that meatless alternatives should not be able to be marketed with the same names as meat dishes, because they think it's misleading to consumers. Read more at USA Today...

 

Mobile grocery store sees interest grow after 1 year in St. Louis food deserts

A nonprofit created to bring fresh food to neighborhoods with limited access ended its first year in the red, but St. Louis Metro Market's cofounder says there are plenty of signs that it will soon be sustainable. The market sells fresh food at cost in its mobile carts and offsets those expenses by selling products at retail price at corporate sites. Read more at St. Louis Public Radio... 

 

Texas winegrowers fear new herbicides will wipe out industry

Growers fear that a recently approved herbicide made by Monsanto to be used on genetically modified cotton crops could wipe out the region's wine industry. They're already seeing damage to their crops from herbicide drift from nearby farms, and fear that new sprays could make the problem even worse. Read more at The Texas Tribune...

 

Izzio Artisan Bakery announces new partnership for proprietary flour blend

Local millers and farmers have helped Colorado-based Izzio Bakery develop a traceable flour blend using wheat sourced from 26 local farmers within 42 miles from its bakery. Read more at Deli Market News...

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