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September 20, 2019

2 Min Read

You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores

Once only available at high-end restaurants and chains such as Burger King, Impossible Foods will begin selling its meatless patties in several Southern California grocery stores today. They are slated to roll out on the East Coast sometime within the next month. Read more at Vox

Meet the farm-based neighborhoods changing the face of master-planned communities

An agrihood is a new kind of neighborhood built around sustainability that is bringing financial, environmental and health benefits to stakeholders, community members and the planet at large. There is an agrihood in 27 U.S. states currently and the trend is growing as more developers aim to earn more money while also incurring a widespread positive effect. Read more at Forbes

Scaling back: Graduate invents plastic alternative from fish waste

23-year-old product design graduate Lucy Hughes has found a way to harness inefficient fish waste streams and turn them into a biodegradable and compostable material called MarinaTex that is stronger, safer and more sustainable than plastic. A single Atlantic could produce the organic waste needed for 1,400 bags of MarinaTex. Read more at The Guardian

The problem with sugar-daddy science

Because of cuts to federal funding, scientists are finding themselves spending “more time writing grant applications than actually doing science”—but the private philanthropy they’re angling for often comes with myriad strings attached. So what can we do? Financial audits and recognizing that improving people’s lives doesn’t usually come from a single revolutionary invention are a start. Read more at The Atlantic

Eating cheese promotes heart health in people who eat lots of salt

According to a new Penn State study, the antioxidants found in dairy products could help strengthen the blood vessels against sodium damage. This supports prior scientific findings that linked higher dairy consumption with improved heart health. Read more at The New York Post

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