Ag News: Impossible Burger King Suit
**“Have it your way” … unless you’re a vegan … like the man suing Burger King because the “Impossible Burger” he bought was cooked on the same grill as real burgers.
In the suit filed last Monday, Phillip Williams says he bought their plant-based alternative at an Atlanta drive-through because he saw no signs indicating it was cooked on the same grill as regular Whoppers.
According to agweb.com, the suit accuses Burger King of violating vegans’ rights through unfair and deceptive practices and wants the chain to return all benefits gained and, profits received from sales of the Impossible Whopper.
**Planting native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers near farmland can attract songbirds, which can help farmers control insect pests.
A University of California study says songbirds can reduce
insect pests by up to 46%.
Researchers say planting habitat along the field border benefits songbirds and provides natural pest control, because the birds eat insects and don't damage crops.
**U.S. Meat Export Federation senior vice president for the Asia Pacific says large-scale street protests in Hong Kong are impacting demand for imported meat.
A longtime Hong Kong resident, Joel Haggard notes protesters have been successful in disrupting Hong Kong's tourism business, which is having a harsh impact on Hong Kong's hotel, restaurant and institutional sector.
Haggard adds the economic slowdown is definitely impacting Hong Kong's demand for imported meat.