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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 … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/lab-grown-meat-market-launch-may-happen-in-2021-18538136/

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Chicken farmer given suspended sentence for free-range egg fraud


James Gigg, from Dorset, was found guilty of overstocking his henhouses

A chicken farmer has been given a suspended jail sentence for falsely claiming that eggs produced in crowded henhouses were free-range.

Eggs from James Gigg’s farm in Dorset were sold to shops and delicatessens who marketed them to customers as free-range.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/02/chicken-farmer-given-suspended-sentence-for-free-range-egg

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Chilean villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry


UK demand for fruit increased by 27% last year alone, prompting accusations that growers are illegally diverting rivers and leaving locals without water

British supermarkets are selling thousands of tonnes of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted, resulting in a drought.

Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s largest avocado-producing province, Petorca, where water rights have been violated.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/chilean-villagers-claim-british-appetite-for-avocados-is-draining-region-dry

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Romaine lettuce from Arizona linked to serious E. coli outbreak, warns CDC


  • At least 98 people in 22 states report infections linked to outbreak
  • ‘This is a serious E. coli. Everybody should be avoiding romaine’

A multi-state outbreak of E coli food poisoning linked to romaine lettuce has made at least 98 people sick, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

Related: American shoppers told to avoid romaine lettuce amid E coli outbreak

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/28/e-coli-outbreak-romaine-lettuce-cdc