SnackMagic picks up $15M to expand from build-your-own snack boxes into a wider gifting marketplace

The office shut-down at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year spurred huge investment in digital transformation and a wave of tech companies helping with that, but there were some distinct losers in the shift, too — specifically those whose business models were predicated on serving the very offices that disappeared overnight. Today, one […] Continue reading SnackMagic picks up $15M to expand from build-your-own snack boxes into a wider gifting marketplace

Natural brilliant blue food coloring wrung out of red cabbage

It may seem like a basic color, but blue is actually rather rare in the natural world. That complicates the search for natural blue food colorings, but now a team of scientists has found a promising candidate hiding in red cabbage.Continue ReadingCateg… Continue reading Natural brilliant blue food coloring wrung out of red cabbage

Concerns raised over safety of common food preservative

A new study is raising questions over the safety of a commonly used food preservative found in hundreds of products. It’s suspected the compound, tert-butylhydroquinone (known as tBHQ or E319), impairs effective immune system activity and the researche… Continue reading Concerns raised over safety of common food preservative

New process extracts more beneficial pigment from purple corn

Those purple corn chips you see in the store aren’t just a gimmick – the corn’s purple pigment actually has health benefits. Researchers have now devised a method of extracting more of it from the usually discarded cob, for a variety of uses.Continue R… Continue reading New process extracts more beneficial pigment from purple corn

Why Violent Suicide Biker Gangs Love And Hate Masks

A long time ago, what seems like a hundred years from today, I wrote a post called “1873 Slaughterhouse Cases Explain US #Covid19 ‘Anti-Mask’ Cultism” to explain why Americans are so slavishly (pun not intended) obsessed with refusing to wear a simple … Continue reading Why Violent Suicide Biker Gangs Love And Hate Masks

Wefarm adds $11M to expand its network for independent farmers, now at 2.5M users

The vast majority of startups remain focused on consumers, knowledge workers and the opportunities to provide services to those that are already operating completely, or at least partially, in digital environments. But today comes news of funding for a startup building a social network for what is probably one of the least digital business sectors […] Continue reading Wefarm adds $11M to expand its network for independent farmers, now at 2.5M users

World-first lab-grown rib-eye steak demonstrates new 3D bioprinting tech

A little over two years after Israel-based start-up Aleph Farms unveiled the world’s first lab-grown steak, the company has now revealed a much more complex, thick-cut rib-eye steak. Cultivated using a novel 3D bioprinting technology, the company sugge… Continue reading World-first lab-grown rib-eye steak demonstrates new 3D bioprinting tech

The Movie “Jaws” Foreshadowed America’s Disinformation Crisis

If you want to talk about disinformation in America, “Jaws” is one of the best examples of how a simple story based on a false fear can do exceptional long lasting harm. It is very difficult to get sharks back to what they are, correctly seen as loving… Continue reading The Movie “Jaws” Foreshadowed America’s Disinformation Crisis