Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food | Review

Chase Purdy
Piatkus
2020 | 272pp | £14.99
ISBN 9780349420332

Buy this book on Amazon.co.uk

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Take a stroll down the vegetarian aisle of the supermarket and you’re likely to find an ample selection of products awaiting you on the shelves, from plant-based burgers and sausages to ‘chicken’ nuggets made of soy protein and even vegan kebab meat.

But a new contender is making its way onto the scene. Billion Dollar Burger by journalist Chase Purdy documents the rise of the most intriguing item yet to grace our dinner plates: lab-grown meat. It has a significant edge over its plant-based counterparts because it is actually meat ‒ it just doesn’t involve rearing or killing any animals.

Cell-cultured meat, also known as clean meat or lab-grown meat, originates from a Petri dish or bioreactor rather than any farm or slaughterhouse. Once nothing more than a futuristic vision, cell-cultured meat has rapidly evolved

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Emerging KU football wideout Luke Grimm foresees big leap forward for Jayhawks – Sports – The Topeka Capital-Journal

LAWRENCE — It’s fair to say Luke Grimm has exceeded the expectations that most had for the wide receiver entering his first season at Kansas, a bright spot in an otherwise, well, grim season.

Grimm, however, is more focused on long-term goals, aspirations that he says are universal among a bold Jayhawk freshman class that’s dreaming big.

“We want to win the Big 12 and we want to get to the College Football Playoff and win as many games as we can within these next three to four years,” Grimm said, “and just have as much fun together as we can.”

That staggering list of objectives is expressed almost daily in a group chat of Jayhawk gets from the Class of 2020, a haul that also includes other first-year contributors such as quarterback Jalon Daniels, cornerbacks Karon Prunty and Duece Mayberry, running back Daniel Hishaw and offensive linemen Armaj Adams-Reed,

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After shipping, pallets pose big risk to public, cause many accidents, injuries — ScienceDaily

Shipping pallets — often used as display platforms in retail settings or seen as raw material for household projects — were responsible for sending more than 30,000 people to the emergency rooms of U.S. hospitals over a recent five-year period, according to a new study.

With approximately 400 million new wooden pallets produced in the United States every year, and nearly 2 billion in use at any given time in the country, pallets are indispensable components of domestic supply chains. But they present unique hazards when used by retailers and homeowners for unintended purposes, pointed out researcher Judd Michael, Penn State Nationwide Insurance Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health.

The first-ever investigation of non-occupational injuries that occur due to unintentional contact with pallets yielded startling statistics, Michael noted. From Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2018, there were an estimated 30,493 people who visited hospital emergency rooms for pallet-related injuries.

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These Trump supporters say big tech is biased. Here’s why they’re on Parler



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Stephen Curry Makes Big Revelations About ‘Curry Brand’

KEY POINTS

  • Stephen Curry and Under Armour teamed-up for the creation of “Curry Brand”
  • The two-time NBA MVP spoke candidly about his first legacy brand
  • Curry Brand’s first sneakers will be officially launched on December 11

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has spoken about the true essence and aim of his new brand.

On Tuesday, Under Armour has officially announced “Curry Brand.” Empowered by the renowned sports apparel company, the sportswear line is “a legacy brand” synonymous with Nike’s Jordan brand.

While Curry brand will traverse a wide-range of products such as footwear, apparel, and accessories, the three-time NBA champ assures that it wouldn’t be solely focused on selling and promoting his name.

In his statement on the company’s official site, Curry revealed that the brand will be his and his family’s medium to reach out to the community.

“I grew up doing a lot of things

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U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff bipartisan opposition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a confrontation with lawmakers scrambling to pass the massive bill by year-end.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army Abrams tank leaves ship during operation Atlantic Resolve rotation in Riga port, Latvia October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Unusually, members of Trump’s Republican Party broke from the president to join Democrats in objecting to his threat to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a $740 billion annual bill setting policy for the Pentagon, if it does not include a measure eliminating a federal law – known as Section 230 – protecting tech companies such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc.

“First of all, 230 has nothing to do with the military. And I

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Lief Labs Presents at Natural Products Association’s The Big Natural Virtual Event

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Lief CEO Adel Villalobos shares insight on technology innovation and nutrition industry supply chainVALENCIA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary …

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Lief CEO Adel Villalobos shares insight on technology innovation and nutrition industry supply chainVALENCIA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary …

Lief CEO Adel Villalobos shares insight on technology innovation and nutrition industry supply chain

VALENCIA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, today announced that Lief’s CEO and Founder, Adel Villalobos delivered a presentation, titled, “Using Technology as a CMO to Improve Supply Chain,” at The Big Natural Conference, a virtual event which was hosted by

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The Finance 202: Democratic economists call for big spending, total rethink of deficits as GOP seeks austerity

The paper could be ammunition for how the incoming Biden administrations aims to counter new calls from congressional Republicans for a return to austerity, after the rising tide of debt they authorized under President Trump.

Biden won on a pledge to rebuild the economy with multitrillion-dollar proposals for infrastructure, clean energy projects, and social safety net expansions. 

Centrist economists from Summers, a treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, to former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who was appointed by President George W. Bush and kept on by President Obama, endorsed more spending during a virtual panel cohosted by the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. 

“Nobody on the panel is going to say we should be balancing the budget any time soon,” Bernanke said, recommending instead that the U.S. plow money into addressing climate change, inequality, health care and infrastructure — investments he said would

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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) move into 5G smartphones seems to be paying off: Demand for the iPhone 12 series is turning out to be stronger than anticipated, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is not surprising, given the attractive pricing of the iPhone 12 lineup and Apple’s huge installed base of users, who have been waiting to upgrade to the latest wireless networking technology.



Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market


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Apple Is Making Big Waves in This Budding 5G Smartphone Market

But what’s surprising to see is that Apple’s latest phones are in great demand in a price-sensitive market such as India, which has yet to make the move to 5G. The company reportedly witnessed record-breaking iPhone 12 preorders in India at the end of October, which could help it sustain its newly found momentum in that market and pave the way for long-term growth. Let’s see how.



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Winners and losers: Will big firms benefit from the Covid-19 crunch?

ANALYSIS: As the prospect of a widely distributed vaccine draws nearer – AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced results for their jab last week, bosses and investors are turning one eye away from the immediate struggle of coping with the pandemic and looking instead at the longer-term competitive picture. Who has won and who has lost?

Like viruses, recessions usually come for the weakest first. Companies with sickly balance-sheets or frail margins quickly succumb. As promising startups become crushed closedowns, it is often the incumbents that have the resources to wait it out.

Yet the Covid-19 recession has been sharper than normal, and more complicated. The world economy is expected to shrink by over 4 per cent this year, the deepest downturn since the second world war, and there is still a risk of a double-dip recession

Bail-outs, central-bank stimulus and forbearance by banks and landlords have slowed the process of

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