Weather service: 8 tornadoes hit Alabama, killing at least 5
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)A string of deadly tornadoes roared through Alabama on Thursday, toppling trees, demolishing homes and knocking out power to thousands, part of a broad swath of violent weather sweeping across the Deep South. In the city of Pelham, James Dunaway said he initially ignored the tornado warning when it came over his phone. “Thinking of everyone in Alabama and all of those impacted by the severe weather across the South tonight. Kay Ivey issued an emergency declaration for 46 counties as the severe weather approached, and officials opened shelters in and around Birmingham. Associated Press writer Kim Chandler in Montgomery and photographer Butch Dill in Alabama contributed to this report.
Impossible Foods looks to hire more than 100 scientists in quest for dairy-free milk and meat alternatives
Impossible Foods' next big innovation could be dairy-free milk that looks, acts and tastes just like cow's milk. At this time, Impossible doesn't have any launch plans for Impossible Milk. Industry analysts have pointed to nondairy milks as a marker for the potential success of meat alternatives from Impossible, Beyond Meat and other companies. The popularity of soy milk and other dairy-free alternatives has helped lead to the decline of cow milk consumption in the U.S. And Impossible CEO Pat Brown told journalists on a Zoom call, with a background of the Amazon rainforest burning, that he hates the taste of soy milk.cnbc.com
China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers
American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals such as Beyond Meat have pushed forward with plans to set up production in China despite edgy relations between Beijing and Washington. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)HONG KONG – China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption. American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. said Thursday it is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals such as Beyond Meat have pushed forward with plans to set up production in China despite edgy relations between Beijing and Washington. Nestle has said it is expanding a plant-based products factory in the northeastern city of Tianjin. However, since most plant-based meat products often cost more, breaking into the Chinese market could be challenging.