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McDonald’s launches global Beyond Meat burger test in 28 Ont. restaurants

More than a year after A&W became the first Canadian fast-food chain to sell the now ubiquitous Beyond Meat burgers, McDonald’s Canada will roll out a limited pilot of the plant-based patty to test its customer’s appetite for vegetarian eats.

“We’ve been taking our time to get it right,” Michaela Charette, the company’s head of consumer insights, said in an interview.

California ramps up efforts to combat invasive swamp rodents

LOS BANOS, Calif. — One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots.

“Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David Passadori, an almond and walnut grower in central California. “And the way they multiply, jeez.”

’Deficit of trust’: At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.