McDonald’s introduces plant-based burger to Ontario, but it won’t be vegan
Beyond Meat has a new client, and its name is McDonald’s.
The popular fake-meat patties will go through a three-month test run, featuring a new patty that will be crafted exclusively for McDonald’s at 28 different McDonald’s chains across Ontario, according to Bloomberg.
A British daycare has faced criticism after it introduced a vegan-only menu for the enrolled children, according to the Daily Mail.
The daycare, named Jigsaw Day Nurseries, is intending to create an entirely plant-based diet by January of next year. The daycare in question has over 250 children, and they will be serving children who are aged between 0 and 4.
As soon as the daycare introduced these changes, parents began to complain, saying that the daycare introduced these changes without consulting them first.
There was also a significant amount of online criticism, with some respondents suggesting that the daycare is imposing a lifestyle change on other people’s children.
The owner of the daycare has rejected the parent’s claims, telling the Daily Mail that she feels “passionately” about the “sustainable path” she has chosen.
“Our sole focus has been on making a significant and impactful change for the good of our children’s environmental futures whilst ring-fencing this with robust nutritional planning which meets all the recommended early years guidelines.”
Beyond Meat Inc. is planning to bring a production facility to Canada. The company plans to make the facility fully operational by 2020, it’s location being just outside Montreal.
The plant-fueled organization is also willing to move more production facilities to Canada, thus creating a significant amount of sustainable jobs, according to the Globe and Mail.
The company first “broke” Canada when they introduced a plant-based burger that was entirely soy, gluten, and chemically free. The American fast-food company, A&W, signed a contract with Beyond Meat so to have access to their stock.
These plant burgers proved to be so successful that they sold out almost immediately across the country. You can also purchase the plant patties in supermarkets where they sell for $8.99.
Beyond Meat’s decision to move to Montreal will bring a smile to Francois Legault’s CAQ who has been widely credited with a recent economic up-turn in the province.
A group of vegans are suing Burger King, and it’s all because of their “meatless” Impossible Burger.
While the burger itself is meatless, there lies a bigger issue that Burger King may not have disclosed to their faithful vegan customers: the Impossible burgers are cooked on the same grill as their meaty counterparts, meaning residue could contaminate the vegan patties.
Phillip Williams of Atlanta filed a class-action lawsuit, claiming that the Burger King did not disclose that the vegan alternative could potentially be at risk of having meat residue, and thus would not have paid a premium price for the specialty sandwich.
The lawsuit claims that Burger King doesn’t specifically disclose that its vegan burgers could be cross-contaminated with animal by-products, something that has left vegan groups furious.
Williams also points to several complaints made on social media that also point to the same issue. Williams is seeking to be compensated from Burger King, and will also seek to end the same-grill cooking of the two burgers in all restaurants.
Burger King, owned by the Brazilian Restaurant Brands International Inc, declined to comment to Reuters, saying it does not discuss pending litigation.
Burger King’s website points out that the Impossible Burger is “100% Whopper, 0% Beef,” but further states that “guests looking for a meat-free option, a non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request.”
Impossible Foods Inc, the company responsible for the vast majority of the meatless-burger craze, said in a recent interview that their products were designed for “meat eaters” who were looking for ways to reduce their animal-based food consumption, and not necessarily for vegans and vegetarians.
“For people who are strictly vegan, there is a microwave prep procedure that they’re welcome to ask for in any store,” said Dana Worth, Impossible Foods’ head of sales.
Restaurant Brands International has its headquarters in Toronto, and also owns popular donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons.
Hollywood star Pamela Anderson says Justin Trudeau should serve prisoners “vegan meals” to save money.
Anderson, a former Playboy playmate, has asked the Prime Minister to take meat and milk off prison menus. This can, according to her, can help the planet, the health of federal inmates, and save taxpayers some cash.
According to Kitchener Today, she expressed her sentiments in a letter written as part of her work with PETA, the animal rights group.
She believes prisons should serve beans, rice, lentils, pasta, vegetables and fruits, citing that they are “at a fraction of the cost of meats and cheeses.”
She believes the Canada Food Guide should add more plant-based proteins.
Four years ago, she went to an Arizona jail to serve vegetarian meals to around 8,000 inmates. It is estimated that the prison saved between $100,000 to $273,000.