5@5: Amazon changes seller rules to meet delivery guarantees | Perennials fight climate change

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August 19, 2020

2 Min Read

Amazon pushes sellers to meet two-day delivery guarantees so more people can get Prime-eligible products

Amazon is changing the membership requirements of its Seller Fulfilled Prime program in order to ensure products are meeting one- and two-day delivery promises. By February 2021, sellers will be required to provide nationwide delivery coverage and support Saturday delivery and pick-ups to participate. Read more at CNBC


Perennial vegetables are a solution in the fight against climate change

A new study points to perennial agriculture (AKA plants, trees and shrubs that grow all year long) as especially important for the fight against soil erosion and climate change. The authors of the report hope to shine a light on some lesser-known edible ingredients of this nature including moringa and the Nopales cactus. Read more at Civil Eats...


Germany’s Mushlabs raises $10M for sustainable mycelium production

Mushlabs is one of several startups using new technology to grow mushroom mycelia for use in meat replacement products. The company plans to repurpose a wide range of would-be food waste from farming, foodservice, food processing and more to fuel its process. Mushlabs has raised $12.2 million since launching in 2018. Read more at AgFunder News


Men urged to limit alcohol to 1 drink a day amid new concerns

Scientists are evolving in terms of what they deem "moderate drinking" in light of emerging health studies that show the wider health risks of alcohol, and this has led to a reduction in the recommended daily allowance of it for men. The vast majority of studies indicate that the mortality risks for both men and women increase after just half a drink. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.…


Why stores need to pay more attention to the air we breathe

One largely overlooked aspect of keeping COVID-19 out of grocery stores? Recirculated air. While changing air filtration systems is costlier than standard store sanitiznig procedures, experts say that the virus can spread indoors via air and improving this filtration would be an added protection for at-risk employees. Read more at CNN

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