Sep 22nd · Headlines have overshadowed inconvenient truths about biology and cost. Now, new research suggests the industry may be on a crash course with reality.
But the question isn’t whether companies can culture animal protein in the lab—drug companies have been doing that for decades. It’s whether that approach can actually feed a meaningful number of people.
He didn’t understand how costly biomanufacturing techniques could ever be used to produce cheap, abundant human food.
If we want to save the planet, we should double down on cultured meat.
~15 min read · Jul 6th · The long read: Caffeine makes us more energetic, efficient and faster. But we have become so dependent that we need it just to get to our baseline
the “quarter life” of caffeine is usually about 12 hours, meaning that 25% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee consumed at noon is still circulating in your brain when you go to bed at midnight. That could well be enough to completely wreck your deep sleep.
Sleep quality is just as important as sleep quantity.”
It’s so pervasive that it’s easy to overlook the fact that to be caffeinated is not baseline consciousness but, in fact, an altered state. It just happens to be a state that virtually all of us share, rendering it invisible.
~15 min read · From 2017 · Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are not only causing global warming, they are actively harming the Earth’s food supply by depleting the nutrients in plants. Politico Pro agriculture reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich digs deep to explain how plants are in danger of becoming junk food. The air’s elevated levels of carbon dioxide are depleting crops’ minerals and vitamins and increasing their carbohydrate content. getAbstract recommends this article to people concerned about the falling nutritional content of the food on their plates.
9 min read · Oct 1st · In many cities around the world, there’s a café on every corner, so it comes as no surprise that coffee is one of the globes’ top commodities. As the third most consumed beverage globally, after water…
4 min read · Oct 5th · Tucci's entire world, since childhood, has revolved around food. He was devastated when treatment for cancer put him on a feeding tube for six months. Now cancer-free, he has a new memoir, Taste.