A Tahini Lemon Cranberry Bar Dreams of Whole Foods

With workers at home and stores stingy with shelf space, how is a new protein bar supposed to introduce itself? Even the food giants had to adjust.

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Aunt Jemima Has a New Name After 131 Years: The Pearl Milling Company

Quaker Oats announced it would drop the name Aunt Jemima last summer after the killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests over racial inequality.

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Super Bowl Means Snacking, Even Without Parties

The likes of Frito-Lay and food delivery services are expecting a busy Sunday, as more viewers stay home rather than gather in large groups.

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Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’

A nanny and cook, she played the part as the pancake flour company that employed her perpetuated a racial stereotype. She died 97 years ago in Chicago.

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

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Companies That Have Pledged to Address Racism Since the George Floyd Protests

Corporate America has pledged millions to social justice efforts since the killing of George Floyd. But some businesses have gone further, committing to concrete changes in their practices.

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Quaker to Change Aunt Jemima Name and Image Over ‘Racial Stereotype’

Quaker Oats, which owns the 131-year-old brand, said it would change the packaging as it worked “to make progress toward racial equality.”

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Food Brands Tweet #BlackLivesMatter, but What’s Behind the Words?

In addition to declaring solidarity, the fast-food industry could make changes to protect the health and safety of black employees.

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