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Lab-grown meat market launch may happen in 2021

Lab-grown meat market launch may happen in 2021

Food technology company Mosa Meat is hoping to bring its lab-grown meat to the market in 2021, it has announced. The company, which is located in the Netherlands, has raised about $8.7 million dollars to help fund its goal, which will involve developing a way to produce the meat at a much lower cost than existing methods. The goal highlights rapid growth in the budding market, coming only a handful of years after the first lab-grown burger was produced in 2013.

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Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig’s K-Cafe promises espresso-strong coffee from regular pods

Keurig's pod coffee may be controversial, but there's no denying it's convenient, and now there's a new K-Café coffee machine for espresso-style drinks. Promising a stronger cup than usual, along with the ability to make lattes and cappuccinos, the new machines don't also require you to change your pods of choice.

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CDC warns free workplace food is driving unhealthy eating

CDC warns free workplace food is driving unhealthy eating

Researchers with the CDC recently conducted a study that found free workplace food may be a major contributor to unhealthy diets. The researchers looked at 5,222 volunteers who work in various places across the United States, finding that food provided at work is often unhealthy and contain things like high sodium levels. The CDC indicates this may be the first national study of its kind.

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This broccoli latte is Australia’s strange superfood solution

This broccoli latte is Australia’s strange superfood solution

Australia's national science agency CSIRO teamed up with Hort Innovation to create a new kind of latte: one made with broccoli. The beverage is said to offer more health benefits than your average cup of joe, packing around one serving of broccoli per two tablespoons of the powdered beverage. Sound unappealing with your morning coffee? Researchers say it could be used in other food and drink items, too.

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USDA: 35,000lbs of beef recalled over hard plastic contamination

USDA: 35,000lbs of beef recalled over hard plastic contamination

As if recalling 200 million eggs and a bunch of chopped romaine lettuce weren't enough, the USDA has revealed a voluntary of more than 35,000 pounds of raw ground beef. The recall was initiated by JBS USA Inc due to the risk of contamination with pieces of hard plastic. The potentially contaminated beef was sold in a variety of packaging, most of it under the Kroger grocery store label.

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Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos have a terrifying calorie count

Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos have a terrifying calorie count

Starbucks is back with two new Frappuccino drinks for summer, and while they're no doubt tasty, you'd be well-advised to consult the nutrition label before indulging. Called the Ultra Caramel and Triple Mocha Frappuccinos, both are layered, blended beverages offering the maker's coffee with a variety of sweet (and salty) ingredients for a proper desert.

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Dark chocolate may reduce stress levels and improve mood: study

Dark chocolate may reduce stress levels and improve mood: study

It's no secret that chocolate can offer comfort in times of stress, but new research indicates its benefits extend beyond making someone feel better. The study looked at dark chocolate specifically and found that consuming certain types of it, assuming it has enough cacao, can have a positive effect on the consumer's stress levels. The benefits continue from there, though, also impacting memory, immunity, and more.

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Pasta isn’t the diet villain you think it is, new study claims

Pasta isn’t the diet villain you think it is, new study claims

Pasta may not be as terrible for your diet as popular dieting brands suggest. A study newly published in BMJ Open details a "systematic review and meta-analysis" of existing randomized controlled trials in helping determine whether pasta is as bad as some believe. According to the findings, participants in clinical trials who consumed an average of 3.3 servings of pasta per week instead of other carbs didn't gain weight because of it.

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USDA won’t regulate most genetically edited plants

USDA won’t regulate most genetically edited plants

The US Department of Agriculture has stated that it will not regulate the majority of genetically edited plants, making it much easier for these food products to be brought to market. The USDA's Secretary Sonny Perdue offered the clarification today, saying the agency doesn't regulate these plants and that it has no plans to start regulating them in the future. There is, however, an exception.

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Pizza Hut Pie Tops II smart shoes can pause TV, order pizza

Pizza Hut Pie Tops II smart shoes can pause TV, order pizza

Pizza Hut is back with a new pair of smart shoes, these ones called the Pie Tops II. The name is based on the original Pie Tops model the company introduced in early 2017, only this time it is twice as good thanks to double the number of the buttons. As with the first Pie Tops model, the Pie Tops II are able to order a pizza with the click of a built-in button. That functionality is joined by a second button that pauses the wearer's TV.

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Flippy burger-flipping robot starts work at CaliBurger today

Flippy burger-flipping robot starts work at CaliBurger today

Robots in the workforce is a controversial topic. While machines come with many benefits -- they never get sick and only need breaks for maintenance, for example -- they come with a big downside: the potential to take over "unskilled" jobs, leaving many without work. One of those jobs is burger flipping, the stereotypical example of a position at risk. Here to fill the role is Flippy, a burger-flipping robot that has started work.

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Google sold Zagat, but it’ll probably be OK

Google sold Zagat, but it’ll probably be OK

The Infatuation just acquired Zagat from Google. Google acquired Zagat in its entirety back in 2001, and given the continued relevance of the Zagat restaurant review brand in the interim, today's announcement won't likely change much. The brand Zagat will be around for a long time, and is only likely to grow from here. Especially since it'll be with a newer company that seems rather extremely excited to have them onboard.

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