Alphabet announced a 20-for-one stock split on Tuesday, and businesses across Myanmar shut up shop yesterday, joining a nationwide “silent strike” to mark the first anniversary since a military coup. The FT’s commodities correspondent, Emiko Terazono, explains that the slowing growth of plant–based meat sales has taken executives by surprise. 

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