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December 24, 2018

2 Min Read
5@5: World's first no-kill eggs make retail debut | Big Tech is destroying street food

World’s first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

Scientists have devised an easy method (the adorably patented “Selgglect” method) of determining a chick’s gender before it hatches, indicating that the “live shredding of billions of male chicks worldwide” may soon be put to an end. The first eggs to have undergone this process are now on sale in Berlin bearing the seal “Respeggt.” Read more at The Guardian …


Tech is killing street food


The Bay Area and Bangalore, India may not seem to have much in common at first glance, but in actuality they are both thriving global tech centers whose less-affluent populations are being pushed out in the face of rising housing costs. This has had a largely negative affect on local food vendors, who are seen as a nuisance by the wealthier new residents in Bangalore and simply aren’t funded by Bay Area companies such as Twitter, which provides breakfast, lunch and snacks in-house for employees. Read to learn more about the double standards and legal intricacies governing the future of street food in tech hubs. Read more at The Atlantic 


California’s CBD cocktail ban starts in 2019

In addition to California’s new statewide ban on plastic straws, legalized sale of home-baked goods and decriminalization of street-vending, the state will also institute a ban on CBD-infused cocktails beginning January 1. Legislators have stated that the compounded impairment effect of consuming both alcohol and cannabis in a single product is inherently dangerous for customers. Read more at Munchies …


Here’s why the ‘retail apocalypse’ won’t happen

Wall Street firm UBS predicts that the total move to online shopping and delivery is a myth, and that retailers should continue to focus on brick-and-mortar establishments. The firm’s research shows that 40 percent of consumers surveyed “have a strong desire to feel or test products in stores before buying them.”  Read more at CNBC  ...


A peek at your new plate: How you’ll be eating in 2019

Cheese tea? We haven't heard that one before, but The New York Times claims its going mainstream in 2019. Read this article to see what else the people who "get paid to drill into consumer behavior” acknowledged as emerging national trends. Read more at The New York Times  

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