Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Today’s first course?
Now more than ever, people are increasingly conscious of food waste. In an era where more and more food ends up in landfills instead of hungry stomachs, one San Francisco company is trying to change all of that. The company Regrained takes waste from San Francisco breweries and turns it into granola bars.They take used grain from breweries (beermaking utilizes only the grain sugars) and turns it into granola bars. One six-pack of craft beer takes roughly a pound of grains to brew. If six billion gallons of beer are brewed in the U.S. each year, then, the beer industry wastes 36 billion pounds of grain each year. The company hopes to expand to other US cities soon.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has a message for his fellow Britons following the EU referendum. Naturally, the message isn’t rosy at all. Oliver took to Instagram as he wrapped up filming in Sardinia. The message focuses on the future of British politics: David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister, and bookies have established Boris Johnson as the odds-on favorite for the job. This news was not greeted kindly by Oliver, who immediately used the hashtag #BuggerOffBoris to express his dismay. Oliver says that if Johnson becomes Prime Minister, "I'm done" with Britain.
After removing controversial artificial sweetener aspartame from Diet Pepsi last summer, PepsiCo is bringing Diet Pepsi with aspartame back to U.S. shelves. PepsiCo initially removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi as it was cited as the number one request from consumers, and industry executives blamed declining diet soda sales on concerns about the particular ingredient. But disappointing sales and consumer complaints about the taste has prompted the company to bring back the original.
That’s today’s daily dish, thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.