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Cultured Meat

Touch the Soil News #925 (Feature photo – World’s first cultured meat ready for cooking in 2013 – CCA 3.0 Unported) The debates over meat production, overuse of natural resources, animal cruelty, use of antibiotics and health concerns are a thing of the past, present and future. While meats made from plant proteins are growing rapidly, the more costly process of growing meat from animal cells in laboratory setting is also growing. Growing so much that it is attracting the attention and money of the world’s billionaires and large meat corporations. Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells. The San Francisco Company has investors that include Tyson Foods, Cargill…

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Does it Matter How We Pay for Food?

Touch the Soil News #837 (Feature photo – Open Government License V1.0 Chris Roberts/MOD) Whole Food Market recently released more particulars of an attack on the payment systems used in its tap rooms and full table-service restaurants. The attack was not on the system used in the company’s grocery operations. The hack occurred from March 10, 2017 through September 28, 2017. Information that may have been leaked includes cardholder names, payment card account number, card expiration date and internal verification codes. Whole Foods says that it has replaced the payment systems that were breached and feel they have solved the cyber-attack problem. How does one protect themselves against fraud and…

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