Investors’ appetites whetted by alternative proteins

Cell-cultured meat, plant-based foie gras, algae milk and seaweed caviar are just some of the increasingly sophisticated alternative protein options flooding the market—and whetting investors’ appetites. Last year alone, dozens of companies were launched, and many are attracting big investors, according to the burgeoning industry’s pioneers. “For every company that’s looking for money, there are two or three investors. I’ve […]

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High risk alternative tobacco products disproportionately sold in low-income communities

Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Potentially less risky, non-combusted products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes are more accessible in higher income and predominantly White neighborhoods. Until this study, little […]

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