Lab-Grown Chicken Can Now Be Sold in the U.S. But Good Luck Finding Some To Buy

In an historic milestone that will irrevocably change the landscape of food, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized the sale of cell-cultivated chicken—chicken grown from stem cells in a bioreactor—from two Bay Area-based food technology companies, Good Meat and Upside Foods. The approval, which arrived in company inboxes early this morning in … Read more

President Joe Biden Announces COVID-19 National Emergencies Will End on May 11

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally … Read more

China’s True COVID Death Toll Estimated To Be in Hundreds of Thousands

The nearly 60,000 Covid-related deaths China reported for the first five weeks of its current outbreak, the largest the world has ever seen, may underestimate the true toll by hundreds of thousands of fatalities, experts said. China’s abrupt pivot from Covid Zero in early December unleashed a surge of omicron infections and led to 59,938 … Read more