Subway, however, doubled down on its position, insisting the customer favorite "is nothing but 100% wild-caught tuna." At the restaurants, mayonnaise is added when prepared. The Subway team agreed "our tuna doesn't need to be touched, our guests love our tuna, it's a product that we are proud to serve in restaurants." As part of Eat Fresh Refresh, the team will include messaging about how proud it is of its tuna product, and emphasize that there is "nothing to hide."
Not Eating Enough of This Nutrient May be as Deadly as Smoking Now, according to new research, not having enough of this nutrient in your diet could be shortening your life—turns out, having a low omega-3 index could shorten your life by almost five years. In other words, you might want to head to the seafood aisle and pick up some salmon. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers looked at the omega-3 indexes (a measure of what percentage of someone's total fatty acids are omega-3 fatty acids) of more than 2,000 people and used this to assess their risk of death. Researchers found that, the higher the omega-3 index, the lower the risk. "The easiest way to say this is, all things being equal—and of course they never are—people with an omega-3 index in the highest 20% of the population lived about 4.7 years longer, or after age 65, than people with an omega-3 index in the lowest 20%," study co-author William S. Harris, PhD. In a previous study, Harris added, "We found that being a smoker, versus not, shortened one's lifespan by about the same number of years as having a low (versus high) omega-3 index."
Argentina Becomes The First Country In The World To Ban Salmon Farming New legislation has outlawed salmon farming in Argentina following concerns about sustainability Estefanía González of Greenpeace told the publication that ‘Argentina is making history’. Salmon farming has attracted criticism for its impact on the planet and animal welfare. Fish farms spread parasites like sea lice to each other but also wild fish.
To combat this, farmers use antibiotics. However, these then enter the surrounding waters, contributing to antibiotic resistance in both marine life and the people consume it.
But then there is Atlantic Sapphire of Denmark and Bluehouse Salmon. Their team comes together from all over the globe. To raise salmon happy, healthy — and in a way that’s truly sustainable. To do it, we invented the fish farm of the future. The salmon are grown on land. Their journey began in the small village of Hvide Sande, Denmark. Over the course of 10 years, they have innovated and refined, learned lessons and celebrated successes. Today, they have raised 25 generations of salmon at Bluehouse in Denmark, and recently with their brand-new facility in Miami, Florida. Why Florida? It’s the perfect place to raise fresh salmon for eaters across the USA and Canada. Florida allows ample fresh water, salt water, and safe return of treated water to be slowly recycled by nature.
Natural Shrimp Inc is also now growing shrimp in tanks in TX and Iowa their new state of the art facilities. ABOUT NATURALSHRIMP: NaturalShrimp, Inc. is a publicly traded aquaculture Company, headquartered in Dallas, with production facilities located near San Antonio, Texas and Webster City, Iowa. The Company has developed the first commercially viable system for growing shrimp in enclosed, salt-water systems, using patented technology to produce fresh, never frozen, naturally grown shrimp, without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals. NaturalShrimp systems can be located anywhere in the world to produce gourmet-grade Pacific white shrimp.
Vegan and plant-based foods are the fastest-growing category of foods that people are ordering in, according to leading food-delivery companies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Up to 15% of Deliveroo orders for pizza and burgers now include vegan items, while Instacart data indicates that almond milk is the most common “gateway food” leading consumers toward more plant-based purchases, reported Forbes.
With roughly 9.8% of the country in "exceptional drought," conditions are beginning to take a toll on U.S. agriculture as water emergencies and widespread crop losses are exacerbated. About 44% of the U.S. is currently experiencing some level of drought, reported The Wall Street Journal.
U.S. corn stocks in all positions totaled 4.11 billion-bushels on June 1, down 18% from June 1, 2020, according to USDA. Additionally, U.S. soybeans stored in all positions dropped 44% from the prior year to 767 million-bushels.
Eating a Mediterranean diet containing lots of oily fish reduced the frequency of migraines, in research published in the British Medical Journal, reported The Guardian.
Children who eat organic food have better “fluid intelligence,” which is the ability to solve reasoning problems and access newly retained information in the short term, Spanish researchers found, reported Independent.
Study: Intermittent fasting 'no magic bullet for weight loss' New research published this week challenges a popular belief that intermittent fasting diets such as alternate day fasting or the '5:2' are the most effective ways to lose weight. Published in the prestigious journal Science Translational Medicine, the new study from a team of physiologists at the University of Bath builds this evidence and indicates that there is 'nothing special' about fasting.
Bojangles is plotting its expansion from a regional brand to a national chain, as the company experiences strong unit economics and high demand for chicken, reported Forbes.
McDonald’s faces a lawsuit over its use of voice recognition technology being tested at some drive-thrus. The lawsuit says the company violated an Illinois law that requires companies to inform customers that they’re collecting their biometric information, which can include voiceprints, fingerprints, facial scans, handprints and palm scans, reported Restaurant Business.
Wisconsin bills seek ‘Truth in Food Labeling’ Frustrated by delays and inaction at the federal level, dairy producers continue to wait for the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a ruling on which products can be labeled with the term “milk.” Since the FDA held hearings on the use of common names for foods, plant-based products labeled “meat” or “burger” have also gained a foothold in the marketplace and are now a target for scrutiny among farmers and their organizations. Three Wisconsin lawmakers are trying for a second time to pass measures that would create standards for which products can use terms like “dairy”, “meat” and “milk.” Similar legislation died at the end of last session when lawmakers didn’t take action on it. The co-author of the bills, state Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) said: “Milk is from a cow, meat is from an animal. Consumers, farmers and producers deserve clear labeling. Buyers should be able to easily purchase the real food products they intend to purchase. When I select a package of provolone cheese, I shouldn’t have to figure out if it is made from real milk or coconut oil and modified starches. I want the real thing.”
Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) make up a considerably high proportion of children's diets in the U.K. (more than 60% of calories on average), according to researchers who also found that the higher the proportion of UPFs children consume, the greater the risk of becoming overweight or obese, reported MedicalXPress.
Ahold Delhaize cuts warehouse worker strain with robotic ‘exosuits’ newest supply chain technology at Ahold Delhaize USA seems like something out of a comic book, but addresses a very real employee issue.
Following successful pilots, the Ahold Delhaize supply chain network will scale up the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-based, wearable robotic technology designed to enhance the safety and effectiveness of distribution center associates. Over the past year, the U.S. subsidiary of Netherlands-based grocery giant Ahold Delhaize has tested wearable Verve Motion robotic systems known as exosuits for millions of lifts of product.
The Verve Motion device is designed to reduce strain on an associate’s back by 30-40% during a typical workday. This means that each 22-pound item feels like 14 pounds. During the pilot, Ahold Delhaize says that a “vast majority” of distribution center workers reported reduced fatigue and soreness, as well as better posture.
Some California farmers are turning their backs on almonds. Thousands of acres worth of orchards are being bulldozed as they cannot be irrigated, and plans to plant more crops are being dropped as farmers expect a hotter and drier future, reported The Wall Street
P.F. Chang’s to open 50-plus take-out locations The Asian-themed chain has brought its P.F. Chang’s To Go concept, which launched in 2020, to Irving, Texas and Orlando, Fla. The company plans to have more than 50 To Go locations open by the end of 2022, including sites in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, Louisiana, Nevada and Arizona. (More than 20 locations are already underway.) The concept features a smaller footprint, expanding P.F. Chang’s access to high-density metropolitan communities and proving convenient option for online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery. Eight locations are currently open, with three in Chicago and five in New York City.
Leaving cat or dog food in your garage could attract snakes.
If you have cat or dog food sitting in your garage right now, you should probably bring it inside. Aqsa Tabassam, a gardener and landscaper with more than 10 years of experience, says leaving pet food out in your garage is likely to attract snakes—but not directly.
"Snakes do not like cat or dog food, but these foods usually attract rodents, and a snake's primary diet consists of eating mice and rats," Tabassam explains. "So, leaving out cat and dog food triggers this chain reaction where your garage might be infested by rodents and then snakes, as they look to find food for themselves."
Cultured pork next on MeaTech’s R&D agenda NESS ZIONA, ISRAEL – After recently announcing plans to develop technology to produce cultured meat products using 3D Printing, MeaTech 3D Ltd. announced on July 6 plans to dedicate R&D resources to expand its offerings to include the mass production of cultivated pork. The company currently uses similar technology to offer beef and chicken cell lines to produce cultured versions of meat from those species.
Because pork is the most-consumed animal-based protein in the world, MeaTech said porcine cellular agriculture could expand its reach into new markets if it can be developed successfully. If R&D efforts can develop stable porcine cell lines, cultivated pork biomass production capabilities could become a reality, the company said. “MeaTech is developing a broad range of cultured meat technologies, developing potential alternatives to conventional factory farming of beef, chicken and now, pork. We believe that offering additional cultivated meat product lines can widen our addressable markets, generating additional revenue potential. Our goal is to be similar in all respects to livestock-farmed pork meat, while offering a significantly more sustainable and slaughter-free production method.”
McDonald's Customers Pull Gun on Manager Over Dispute About Salt on Fries Two people have been arrested in Texas on suspicion of pulling a gun on a manager of a McDonald's restaurant during a dispute about salt on their fries. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said in a statement that deputies were flagged down at the McDonald's in order to respond to reports of an aggravated assault. An investigation found that Guillory and Cohen entered into an argument with the manager. Surveillance footage showed that the pair also displayed firearms at the drive-thru towards the manager during the verbal altercation.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its list of best fast-food restaurants, and Chick-fil-A took the top title for the seventh straight year.
Here are the top five rankings:
- Chick-fil-A: 83
- Domino’s: 80
- KFC: 79
- Starbucks: 79
- Five Guys: 78
Coffee bean prices on international markets have surged as crops in Brazil have been damaged by the worst drought in almost a century. The market supply shortfall — the first in four years — may soon begin percolating into costs paid by consumers, reported The Financial Times.
Plant-based meats aren’t “truly nutritionally interchangeable” with beef. According to a study from Duke University, beef contained 22 chemical components that plant substitutes did not—some of which are important to human health—and plant-based meat contained 31 components not found in real meat, reported Independent.