The Romans imagine they are still in charge while the Visigoths & Ostrogoths fight over the spoils of conquest SAN FRANCISCO, California––Imagine the U.S. dairy industry as the Roman empire, Miyoko Schinner as Alaric the Visigoth, who sacked Rome in 410 A.D., and the venture capitalists who ousted her from Miyoko’s Creamery in a recent […]
McDonald’s McPlant: can it save the world from becoming McToast?
McPlant will save animals from becoming Big Macs––millions? Billions? CHICAGO, Illinois––Sixty years after the first McDonald’s attempt to introduce a meatless burger became perhaps the most notorious flop in fast food history, the company appears poised to try again––and not a moment too soon for animals and the earth. Beginning on Valentine’s Day 2022, 600 […]
The Body Shop to go “100% vegan” by 2023––but wasn’t it already?
Expanding the gulf between image and reality is what the cosmetics industry is all about LONDON, U.K.––Cosmetics and personal care industry media are abuzz with the June 1, 2021 announcement by The Body Shop that every product it offers will be 100% vegan by the end of 2023. Many consumers, on the other hand, […]