1 Stock to Buy, 1 Stock to Sell This Week: Salesforce, Beyond Meat
Since Japan’s stock market implosion in the early 1990s, the nation has birthed a new phenomenon often called a “zombie economy.” Because these companies failed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From lab to plate: a six-course banquet featuring no-kill dim sum and steak frites
Lab-grown meat could become a mainstay in restaurants if products win regulatory approval. Biologists and chefs share menu ideasWhether roasted, grilled, fried or stewed, the combination of fat, umami and texture in a premium cut of meat is difficult to recreate. With sales of plant-based meatstagnating, the hunt for cruelty-free, sustainable and meaty-tasting alternatives continues. Enter lab-grown meat. Fermented in tanks, using cells from long-dead donors, it promises a more climate- and animal-friendly form of meat for the carnivore with a conscience.Last week, researchers announced that they had created“beef-culture...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Food Science Meat Biology Meat industry Source Type: news

The NHS workers in a Mitie fight for fair pay
It’s a classic case of David v Goliath, with part-time hospital cleaner ‘Dudley Denise’ facing up to Mitie CEO ‘Miami Phil’. But in Denise’s corner, she and her colleagues have UNISON. And when a group of them visited UNISON Centre on Wednesday, general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) made sure they knew the union is proud of them and that they’ll get all the support they need. The members, who are employed by private contractor Mitie at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, walked out on their first day of strike action at 5am this morning (Friday), along with colleagues in UNITE. The company continu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 23, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Mitie NHS private contractors West Midlands Source Type: news

How one tech startup aims to disrupt the market for illegal rhino horns
Could the same economic forces that helped propel lab-grown diamonds and lab-grown meat forward help a startup end illegal rhino poaching? The answer is elusive. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

News at a glance: Protecting a queen, cell therapy for solid tumors, and a UV telescope
CONSERVATION U.S. protects iconic marine snail The queen conch, a large marine snail known for its showy shell and delectable flesh, has been added to the U.S. government’s list of species threatened with extinction. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the species ( Strombus gigas , pictured), which is native to the Caribbean region and grows up to 35 centimeters long, needs protection because populations are sparse, scattered, and heavily overfished. NOAA’s listing decision, issued on 14 February, has no immediate impact but authorizes the age...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Good employers must do the right thing for menopausal women
Commenting on new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to employers about their legal obligations to women undergoing the menopause, UNISON head of equality Josie Irwin said today (Thursday): “The emotional and physical changes of the menopause can be overwhelming. As can their effect on women’s ability to do their jobs. “All good employers must ensure the best possible ​working environment for all their staff.​ Women ​should be able to do their jobs in comfort and not made to feel ashamed or embarrassed. “A clothing workplace policy that helps stop women from overheating, including sui...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Menopause Source Type: news

UNISON opinion: A better way is possible for social care
By UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea Social care is broken. Despite it being an essential service that should be the cornerstone of a compassionate society, the Westminster government has washed its hands of it. It has been allowed to deteriorate into a fragmented, underfunded and privatised system that’s unfit to meet the needs of social care users. The inadequate pay and conditions for the workers propping up the system, fail to recognise their value and contributions. UNISON knows that care workers are the beating heart of social care, and is proud to represent so many working in care homes and communities. Ca...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General Secretary's blog Christina McAnea General election 2024 national care service wes streeting Source Type: news

Beyond Meat unveils revamped plant-based burgers
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A US company is accused of illegally hiring children to clean meat processing plants
U.S. authorities have accused another sanitation company of illegally hiring at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat processing facilities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweets & Meats BBQ to open dine-in restaurant on Cincinnati Children's campus
Sweets and Meats BBQ is moving onto the Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital campus Uptown. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christian LeDuc Source Type: news

Can a healthier plant-based burger combat falling US sales? Beyond Meat hopes so
Beyond Meat is revamping its signature plant-based burger, hoping that healthier ingredients will help it boost flagging U.S. sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A handful of nuts, half a litre of milk and one meat-free day a week: The diet that scientists say will help women beat the menopause (and it still lets you have that glass of wine!)
The recommendations - which urged women to steer clear of processed meat and cake - should be an 'integral part of treatment', Hungarian researchers said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting Out Meat Might Help Prevent Snoring: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2024 -- A person ’s diet can influence their risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a new study says.Those who eat a healthy plant-based diet rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and nuts are less likely to suffer sleep apnea,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The government ’s plan to tackle polluting water companies is wide of the mark
Commenting on the government’s plan to tackle polluting water companies announced today (Tuesday), UNISON head of environment Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “It’s encouraging to see the government recognise the challenges Environment Agency staff face, but ministers’ plan is still well wide of the mark. “Despite the best efforts of the workforce, spills have caused irreversible harm to coasts and rivers. Adding a handful of inspectors will make little difference. “The government’s failure to fund the Agency properly has put staff under mounting pressure. Many have quit their jobs, leaving those still in post o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 20, 2024 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release Donna Rowe-Merriman environment agency Source Type: news

Can a Plant-Based Diet Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk? Can a Plant-Based Diet Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
An increased intake of healthful plant foods had a greater influence than did a lower intake of non-red meat animal foods in lowering type 2 diabetes risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 19, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news