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The Dominos pizza checker is just the beginning workplace surveillance is coming for you | Arwa Mahdawi

The company, which uses a smart scanner to analyse whether food has been made correctly, is far from the only business to use tech to track workers, writes Arwa Mahdawi Hello? Is that Dominos? I would like a large cheese pizza with an ominous side of surveillance, please. Earlier this year, Dominos, the worldwide purveyor of mediocre pizza, introduced a snazzy tool called om Pizza Checker to its Australia and New Zealand locations. According to its website, in-store cameras use advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence and sensor technology to identify…

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McDonald’s to debut new plant-based burger

Small-market test rolls out months after rival Burger King began testing the plant-based Impossible Foods burger McDonalds is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonalds said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in south-western Ontario by the end of the month. The small-market test is rolling out about six months after rival Burger King began testing the plant-based Impossible Foods burger, which no surprise, is a rival to Beyond Meat. Its now selling those burgers…

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Can Burger King’s meat-free burger attract the climate conscious?

Chains are jumping on the meat-substitute bandwagon but some experts say vegetarian options could boost beef sales The moment I walk out of Burger King with a warm bag of vegetarian Impossible Whoppers, a plastic voucher is thrust into my hand. Have you tried Dunkin Donuts Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich? a woman asks. It is meatless! Dunkin (11 years left to tackle. Veggie options no longer vie for a dusty corner of the menu in fast-food chains. Now they are jockeying to appeal to climate-conscious young people. Plant-based choices are…

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How the sandwich consumed Britain | The long read

The long read: The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth 8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast and now its coming for dinner The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so multifarious and so close to hand that you are probably eating one right now, took place exactly 37 years ago. Like many things to do with the sandwich, this might seem, at first glance, to be improbable. But it is true. In…

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Why have so many people stopped eating ice-cream?

Research shows global ice-cream sales dropped by more than 16% in 2016. But its not that were losing our taste for the frozen treat Name: Ice-cream. Ingredients: Ice, cream. You forgot sugar: Sugar. Appearance: Glossy, dripping. Mmmm Do you like eating ice-cream? Show me someone who doesnt like eating lots of ice-cream and I will show you someone who has forgotten to enjoy being alive. Whos that? Its the same person. Its an expression. Never mind. I see. Well, good, because I was about to say that I could show…

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Gluten-free diet carries increased obesity risk, warn experts

Food adapted for those with coeliac disease often has more fat and less protein, and no benefits to non-sufferers, finds research Substituting everyday staples with gluten-free foods could increase the risk of obesity, experts have warned, after finding that such products often contain higher levels of fats than the food they aim to replace. A gluten-free diet is essential to those with coeliac disease an auto-immune condition that is thought to affect 1% of Europeans while the regime is also proving coeliacs, it is not intrinsically healthy or unhealthy, he…

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