Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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McDonald’s tests meatless burgers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/26/19, 12:09 pm

The makers of meat substitutes are duking it out to get their plant-based products into restaurants, and they have recruited McDonald’s and Burger King to join the fray. McDonald’s said Thursday it will test the PLT (plant, lettuce, and tomato) burger in Canada. The 12-week trial in 28 restaurants in southwestern Ontario will begin by the end of the month.

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Australian state nixes protections for the unborn

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/26/19, 11:15 am

New South Wales on Thursday overturned a 119-year-old law protecting the unborn in Australia’s most populous state. The state legislature voted to allow abortion up to 22 weeks into a pregnancy—longer if two physicians agree. The previous law safeguarded babies unless the pregnancy posed a serious risk to the mother’s health.

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Vaping giant Juul turns off marketing

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/25/19, 11:22 am

Juul is shutting down broadcast, print, and digital advertising, as well as lobbying efforts in Washington. The electronic cigarette maker said Wednesday a senior executive from tobacco giant Altria, which owns a 35 percent stake in Juul, would replace CEO Kevin Burns. Altria and Phillip Morris International called off discussions of a merger amid Juul’s upheaval.

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