Today’s quick hits, November 1, 2019

Goodbye, old veggie burgers (Bloomberg): Burger King is parting ways with its Morningstar Farms veggie burger to make way for the Impossible Whopper, made with a plant-based burger from newcomer Impossible Foods.

EPA was hazy on formula (DTN/Progressive Farmer): The EPA’s briefing for farm and ethanol groups about how it would make up for ethanol gallons “lost” to RFS exemptions starting in 2020 did not match the formula laid out in its official proposal, offered two weeks later, say the groups.

USDA is pushed to implement organic livestock rule (OTA): In a motion for summary judgment, the Organic Trade Association asked a federal judge to rule in its favor and require the USDA to implement the welfare standards for organic livestock that were proposed by the Obama administration and then withdrawn after President Trump took office.

Plan would scrap bacon and hot dogs (WJLA-TV): Mary Cheh, a member of the D.C. Council, proposed a bill to eliminate processed meat from hospital menus in the nation’s capital and replace it with plant-based options.