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The Wall Street Journal
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Food & Wine

Going Out For Lunch Is A Dying Tradition

The U.S. restaurant industry is in a funk. Blame it on lunch.Americans made 433 million fewer trips to restaurants at lunchtime last year, resulting in roughly $3.2 billion in lost business for restaurants, according to market-research firm NPD Group Inc. It was the lowest level of lunch traffic in at least four decades.While that loss in traffic is a 2% decline from 2015, it is a significant one-year drop for an industry that has traditionally relied on lunch and has had little or no growth for a decade.“I put [restaurant] lunch right up there with fax machines and pay phones,” said Jim Parks
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Food & Wine

The Future Of The Veggie Burger Is Juicy

Six years ago, Dr. Pat Brown and a team of researchers set out on a culinary Mission: Impossible. Their goal was to create an “uncompromisingly delicious” meat from plant-based materials. Last year, they debuted their Impossible Burger, which looks, tastes and bleeds like meat. In March, Impossible Foods announced its first partnership with a chain restaurant, Bareburger. Bruce Friedrich, executive director of the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable foods, says Impossible Foods is one of two companies creating plant-based burgers that taste like meat. While veggie burger
Popular Science
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An Egg A Day Could Help Babies Grow Bigger And Taller

Her? Pixabay Not every lad can eat four dozen eggs every morning to help him get large, but it turns out just one might do the trick. If you’re a baby, anyway. We may be lucky enough not to think about it in much of the United States, but worldwide there are tens of millions of children with stunted growth. Most of those kids are impoverished and often live in areas where access to nutritious food is limited. The World Health Organization has tried to ameliorate this problem by supplying fortified food products to underserved areas. The trouble is that those products are fairly expensive—poten