Food, Fitness & Wellness

San Francisco-based GOOD Meat​​ – which recently announced plans to build a cell-cultured meat facility in Qatar via a partnership with Doha Venture Capital and Qatar Free Zones Authority – will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate R&D, said the firm, which launched on a small scale in Singapore in December 2020 following regulatory approval
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Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low. What’s more, as schools and businesses reopen and the holiday season approaches, another rise in infections may be on the way.
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People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Maverick Asio | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore reported more than 1,000 Covid cases for two straight days over the weekend —the first time infections breached that level since April 2020, at the height of
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The U.S. and European Union are working on a pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30% this decade, President Joe Biden announced on Sept. 17, 2021, and he urged countries around the world to join in ahead of the U.N. climate summit later this year. The move is a big deal for efforts
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A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s
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Should countries that can afford COVID-19 booster vaccines offer them to residents if scientists recommend them? The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has made his position clear, calling for countries to impose a moratorium on boosters until 10% of people in every country are vaccinated. His plea comes amid mounting concerns
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured her to validate blood test results from the company’s Edison machine to speed up a
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Sophie’s Kitchen raises $5.6m to expand plant-based seafood category The Sebastopol, CA-based firm, which works with co-packers in the US and Taiwan, is now in the frozen aisle in chains including Walmart, Wegmans, and Sprouts, proof that plant-based seafood has the potential to move into the mainstream, CEO Dr Miles Woodruff told FoodNavigator-USA. “Shrimp and
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The key scientific advisory council of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to deny authorization of a “booster” shot of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine to the general public – a move that will likely disappoint some public health experts pushing for a third dose to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In a 16-2 vote
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In this article QAN-AU DAL A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a
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Earlier this week, immi​ announced Siddhi Capital led its fundraise with participation from Palm Tree Cree, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, Pear Ventures, Collaborative Fund and individuals, including Patrick Schwarzenegger, Kat Cole, Nik Sharma and the CEOs and co-founders of Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD/WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music
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Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2021, Wall Street Journal report. Facebook’s policy
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrives at Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse for opening arguments in her trial, in San Jose, California, September 8, 2021. Peter DaSilva | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Elizabeth Holmes was the founder and face of Theranos, but when it came to the company’s laboratory, she relied on her highly qualified
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“We’re thrilled that Odwalla, with its long history of innovation, high levels of brand awareness and reputation for great products, will be our first acquisition,” ​said Full Sail CEO Alan Kravetz in a statement​​.  “We look forward to providing consumers with the best tasting, artfully crafted functional beverages and foods to allow them to snack
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Every year in America, women spend at least US$2.8 billion on sanitary pads and tampons that can take hundreds of years to decompose. Is there a more economical and environmentally friendly way? To find out, we asked Susan Powers, a professor of sustainable environmental systems at Clarkson University about her work comparing the environmental impact
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According to Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos, the banner’s “core consumer is in pretty good shape. She is working. She has money in her pocket,”​ but she also “is always stretched,”​ which is shaping the retailer’s business strategy. Vasos explained at Barclays Consumer Staples Conference last week that while pandemic-related stimulus from the federal government
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With the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the continued surge of the delta variant, governments across the world have renewed their push to increase the number of vaccinated individuals by persuading the holdouts. On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced sweeping vaccine mandates, expressing frustration at the vaccine holdouts: “We’ve been patient,
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