McDonald’s to test meat-free burger next year; Beyond Meat stock falls

first_imgShares of Beyond Meat, which made the meat-free patties for McDonald’s Canadian test, fell 6% in morning trading on the news. The stock was briefly halted for volatility.McDonald’s ended the Canadian test of its meatless burger in April and has since said that it has no plans to bring back its P.L.T. burger at this time.Other international McDonald’s markets have found more success with meatless burgers. Restaurants in Germany, for example, have added veggie burgers made by Nestle to their menus. – Advertisement – This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. – Advertisement –center_img McDonald’s will test a meat-free burger in several markets next year as it adds plant-based menu offerings, which it has coined “McPlant.”International President Ian Borden said that McPlant was created “by McDonald’s and for McDonald’s.” Borden said that the McPlant line could also include chicken substitutes.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Biden slams Trump for cutting health programs before coronavirus outbreak

first_imgDemocratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Friday criticized President Donald Trump for reducing US oversight of global health issues before the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has spread rapidly to several countries including the United States.”We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus,” said Biden, who is in Iowa campaigning before the Midwestern farm state holds Democrats’ first nominating contest on Monday. “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.”Biden said Trump had rolled back progress on global health oversight that occurred when he was vice president from 2009 to 2017. In particular, he cited “draconian cuts” the White House proposed to the budgets of “the very agencies that we need to fight this outbreak,” including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Matt Wolking, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, responded that Biden had made “foolish comments” as vice president in 2009 about avoiding airplanes during a swine flu crisis and “caused a public panic.””In contrast, President Trump is listening to medical and scientific experts and taking every responsible precaution to protect the American people,” he said.The Trump administration declared a public health emergency on Friday and blocked foreign nationals who have traveled to China from entering the country. They also planned to impose a two-week quarantine on US citizens who have traveled within the past two weeks to China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic.Still, officials insisted the risk to Americans from the flu-like illness is low. The outbreak has claimed more than 250 lives. None of the US cases have been fatal, and all but one of the patients contracted coronavirus while they were traveling in China.Topics :last_img read more

Indian Kabaddi Teams Register Win in Asian Games

first_imgJakarta: After suffering a shock defeat to South Korea in the last match, the Indian kabaddi men’s team bounced back in style as they defeated Thailand 49-30 in their fourth match of the Asian Games here on Tuesday.Continuing their winning run, the Indian women’s Kabaddi team outclassed Sri Lanka 38-12.The Indian eves completely dominated their neighbours and registered the third successive win to top the Group A charts.India, who had earlier defeated Japan and Thailand in their previous games, will now take on Indonesia in their last group tie here later on Tuesday. IANSlast_img read more

Dodgers at Pirates: Ryu vs. Kuhl, Thursday’s TV, time & more

first_imgTHE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (4-6, 3.45)Vs. Pirates: 3-0, 2.79At PNC Park: 1-0, 2.57Hates to face: David Freese, 4 for 8 (.500), 2B DODGERS at PIRATESWhen: Thursday, 1 p.m.Where: PNC ParkTV: SportsNet LA Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Loves to face: Starling Marte, 2 for 9 (.222), 2 KsPIRATES RHP CHAD KUHL (6-8, 4.52)Vs. Dodgers: 2-1, 5.06At PNC Park: 6-7, 5.48Hates to face: Justin Turner, 2 for 4 (.500), 2B, HRLoves to face: Chris Taylor, 0 for 2last_img read more