This story is part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2022 . Explore the full list of innovators who broke through this year—and had an impact on the world around us. advertisement “The hot dog is sort of an ambassador for the company,” says Gina Asoudegan, who for 16 years has helped New Jersey-based Applegate Farms fulfill its mission of “changing the meat we eat.” Although they aren’t Applegate’s top-selling item—chicken nuggets are—hot dogs, with their iconic American food status, have become a showcase for innovation at the company, which sells humanely raised, non-GMO, antibiotic-free deli meats, sausages, burgers, bacon, and cheese in more than 22,600 stores nationwide. (Hormel Foods purchased the company in 2015 for roughly $775 million). When it landed on grocery shelves last November, the Do Good Dog became the first nationally distributed hot dog “made with beef raised on verified regenerative U.S. grasslands,” the culmination of a … [Read more...] about Hot diggity! Applegate’s Do Good Dog is a regenerative-agriculture first
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Soi Dog Foundation has just surpassed the significant milestone of having neutered and vaccinated over 750,000 stray dogs and cats in Thailand and is well on its way to reaching a million animals before 2024. The foundation’s CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) program began in Phuket in 2003. After almost two decades of work – and with the support of their generous donors worldwide – it has grown to become the largest programme of its kind anywhere in the world. The main focus of Soi Dog’s mobile programme is in Greater Bangkok and the Southern regions, though they also support projects in more than 16 provinces around the country, including Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Chiang Mai and Songkhla. As of now, 652,535 dogs and 109,507 cats have passed through the program, preventing the births of millions of unwanted puppies and kittens. Late last year, the foundation announced its collaboration with Animal Rescue Cambodia (ARC) in Phnom Penh – their first animal sterilization … [Read more...] about Soi Dog Foundation Surpasses its 750,000 “Neuter and Vaccinate” Milestone
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The site of this year's Super Bowl was within walking distance of many hotels and all of downtown ... [+] Indy. Sunday’s Super Bowl was the most watched television event in American history, tuned into by nearly half of all households and at peak time, more than 117,000,000 viewers. Ad rates were $3.5 million per 30 second spot, and while viewers debated who was better, an overweight Volkswagen obsessed dog or Clint Eastwood, the real beneficiary of all that airtime and all those viewers was the city of Indianapolis. “Ten years from now, I think we will look back on this one single day as the tipping point in tourism and perception for the city,” said Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Several years ago when the city decided to go for the 2011 Game (it ended up with 2012), the bid process required $25 million in non-taxpayer funds, and several … [Read more...] about Super Bowl XLVI’s Real Winner? Indianapolis!
Bicol region map LIGAO CITY — Health authorities have recorded 11 fatalities due to leptospirosis in Bicol region from January 1 to July 30. Based on data released by Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Bicol Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, three patients who died of the rodent-borne disease were from Albay province, two came from Camarines Norte, two from Catanduanes, one from Camarines Sur and theee from Sorsogon province. There were also 85 cases of the disease covering the same period in the entire region. Dr. Rosa Maria Rempillo, local health support division chief of DOH-CHD in Bicol, told Inquirer in a text message Tuesday, August 9, that there was a 3 percent decrease of leptospirosis incidence in Bicol this year compared in 2021. Some 88 cases were recorded last year. “In order not to get infected with the deadly disease, avoid submerging in flood waters particularly if the person has an open wound,” Rempillo said. Leptospirosis … [Read more...] about Bicol records 11 leptospirosis-related deaths