Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat? Advertisement Supported by The Impossible Whopper and other plant-based burgers are a hit. But are they an improvement for you and the planet? ByAlina Tugend Sept. 21, 2019, 8:28 a.m. ET The Impossible Whopper It is made of 21 ingredients, according to its website, including genetically modified soy protein concentrate, coconut oil, sunflower oil and other items most people have never heard of, such as cultured dextrose, soy protein isolate and zinc gluconate. Plant-based meat doesn’t come from a cow or a pig. But it’s not your old-fashioned skinny veggie burger, either. Beyond Meat The word “meat” is a point of contention. For example, Missouri passed a law this year saying companies can’t represent a product as meat if it … [Read more...] about Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat?
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Top Democratic lawmakers are preparing to request President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, but some liberal lawmakers say they should also demand his business tax filings. The business returns are much more likely to indicate conflicts of interest and other possible malfeasance Democrats hope to uncover, such as suspicious ties to Russian interests and whether he took aggressive steps to avoid paying taxes.Story Continued Below Trump’s financial disclosures show he has more than 500 partnerships and other types of businesses, and each of those would generally have its own tax return. There are other types of returns Democrats could seek as well. They could demand returns from his trusts -- a check from Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen released earlier this month, that he said reimbursed him for hush payments to Stormy Daniels, was written out of the account of a revocable trust. Democrats might want First Lady Melania Trump’s returns, because if she and … [Read more...] about Some Democrats want more than just Trump’s personal tax returns
By Bloomberg | PUBLISHED: March 20, 2019 at 11:22 am | UPDATED: March 20, 2019 at 11:43 am By Colin Bertram | Bloomberg In case you’re not attuned to the stars, Sanctuary Ventures Inc., the digital media company focusing on mystical services for a millennial audience, wants to change that. Wednesday, March 20 is the start of the astrological new year and the launch of Sanctuary’s new astrological reading app. It offers daily horoscopes, first-in-kind live and on-demand readings with professional astrologers, and plans to expand into the e-commerce marketplace (think tarot cards, crystals, sage bundles, and incense). For readers of a certain age, the question “What’s your sign?” evokes images of open-shirted, disco-dancing Lotharios. But as everything in life is cyclical (sorry, eggs), many millennials and members of Generation Z are gravitating toward the pseudoscience, making the question of what’s your sun sign (Aries, Libra, etc.) once again a … [Read more...] about New astrology app offers live, on-demand readings for millennials
Dear Readers, Welcome to the first edition of BI’s new Media and Advertising newsletter. We’ve replaced our daily digest with a weekly version that publishes every Wednesday and will go deeper into the big stories we’ve been following. We’ll play around with the format, so let me know what you like/don’t like at [email protected] If you’re new to the newsletter, you can sign up here. Voice is primed take off You didn’t have to be at CES to know that voice is shaping up to be one of the hottest areas for publishers and marketers this year. In a Reuters Institute survey, three quarters of digital publisher respondents said that audio is becoming a more important part of their content and business strategy. As we reported, The New York Times recently provided a glimpse of what customised audio content for the devices will look like. The Times is also making money on the platform, with a skill it created for Audi. A lot of publishers have … [Read more...] about The year of voice, Gillette’s #MeToo ad, Amazon’s influencers
A YouTube video promoting an herbal remedy for prostate cancer opens with a flashy infographic detailing the purported benefits of the treatment. Set against a colorful depiction of a cancerous prostate, a voiceover describes the treatment: Natural herbal extracts are injected into the prostate, eliminating cancerous cells and returning the gland to normal. The video, posted by a Chinese prostate clinic, has been viewed more than 340,000 times, placing it among the most-viewed prostate cancer-related videos on the social media website.But it is highly misinformative, according to Dr. Stacy Loeb, a urologist at New York University Langone Health. The procedure is neither a guideline-recommended treatment, nor are its proclaimed effects supported by scientific evidence. The video stands as a glowing example of the medical misinformation that permeates the internet and social media. To an untrained eye, such information can appear reputable, potentially sending an unwitting patient down a … [Read more...] about As medical misinformation infects the internet, doctors seek a cure