Kraft Heinz and Campbell Soup play catch-up in plant-based category 

Dive Brief: Kraft Heinz has reformulated and rebranded its Boca burger to better compete in the growing plant-based foods category, according to Food Business News. The improved product was introduced at the Natural Products Expo West show. Also at the show, and underscoring the plant-based category’s growth, Campbell Soup’s senior vice president Carlos Barroso said his […]

California bill banning sale of animal-tested cosmetics goes to governor 

A proposal that passed the California Legislature on Friday would impose the nation’s strictest laws on animal testing for cosmetics.  Senate Bill 1249 would make California the first state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The ban applies to animal testing of a cosmetic or its ingredients conducted after 2019, but would […]

Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s

Originally posted on #HAPPY WHITE HORSE:
When Unilever, the owner of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, caught wind that Hampton Creek was making a creamy, plant-based condiment and advertising it as “mayo,” they pretty much lost it. The almighty Association of Dressings and Sauces swooped in,  a lawsuit was filed, and an official mayo war began. Despite all of the bad…

Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate 

Bayer’s Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits against Monsanto, which it […]

Mizkan Rolls Out Guilt-Free Ragu Pasta Sauce

TAFC Note: What does guilt-free mean? Okay, Mom doesn’t have to feel guilty using a jarred pasta sauce, because the ingredients are “wholesome”. Except of course for the “meat flavored” variety, which doesn’t tell you what kind of animal the sauce is actually flavored with. Regardless of the species or breed there is lots of […]

Streamlined Clearance and Settlement Provides Added-Value for US Investors

Phivida Receives DTC Eligibility for OTCQX.PHVAF Streamlined Clearance and Settlement Provides Added-Value for US Investors VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 20th, 2018 – Phivida Holdings Inc. (“Phivida” or the “Company”) (CSE: VIDA; OTCQX: PHVAF) has been awarded full DTC (Depository Trust Company) and CNS (Continuous-Net-Settlement) eligibility for its common shares that are listed for trading on the OTCQX® […]

Tesla short sellers raked in $1 billion after Elon Musk revealed his personal struggles in an eye-opening interview (TSLA)

Tesla short sellers raked in $1 billion after Elon Musk revealed his personal struggles in an eye-opening interview (TSLA) Bryan Logan, Business Insider Sat, Aug 18 12:44 AM EDT Tesla short sellers received a sizable payday hours after The New York Times published an eye-opening interview with an emotional Elon Musk, the electric-car company’s chief […]

Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview 

  Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview Noel Randewich, Nivedita Balu (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for “extreme torture” from short sellers.Tesla stock was on track […]

Luxury Without Leather: Will Vegan Cars Gain Popularity?

  Luxury Without Leather: Will Vegan Cars Gain Popularity? Do a Google search for “vegan car” and the first result is likely to involve Tesla. The company is the first luxury automaker to offer a 100 percent animal-free vehicle. That, of course, means no leather seats, no leather steering wheel, no leather gear shifter, and […]