Ag and Energy Report September 22, 2016

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Panera Bread, the fast-casual restaurant chain, said Wednesday it will start using “clean” bacon on sandwiches and salads, heightening its efforts to use healthier ingredients

The new bacon is “free of artificial preservatives, flavors, sweeteners and colors from artificial sources.

Panera buys the equivalent of 115 million slices a year.

Gas pipelines in the U.S. are really old, which means spills and leaks are going to be more common.

CNN says the colonial pipeline leak that caused gasoline shortages and a price spike throughout the southeast spilled at least 250,000 gallons of gasoline.

It occurred on a portion of the pipeline that is 53 years old.

The nation’s massive network of aging pipelines is becoming more susceptible to corrosion.

An environmental group accuses three major television manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screen.

The report by the natural resources defense council concluded that the TVs made by Samsung, LG Electronics and Vizio saddle households with an extra $120 million in electricity bills each year and generate tons of additional pollution.

The added expense works out to about $10 to $20 per household a year.

LG and Samsung says their products are tested for energy use and meet government standards.

A Long Island brewery is recreating George Washington’s favorite beer.

Blue Point Brewing it launching the 260 year old beer in honor of the presidential debate Monday night.

The brewery used colonial ingredients including light molasses syrup and spruce tips to supplement hops from Washington’s recipe.

The finished product is the debate brew called Colonial Ale.

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