Florida first to ban lab-grown meat in state

Florida first to ban lab-grown meat in state

“The Revolution That Died on Its Way to Dinner” By Joe Fassler was published on March 2 in the New York Times.  It told of how the cultivated meat industry “was never a real prospect.” But Florida is still taking it for real. Yesterday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that outlaws the manufacture and…

Source Acquires Berman Purchasing, Inc., Expanding the FF&E Procurement Firm

Source Acquires Berman Purchasing, Inc., Expanding the FF&E Procurement Firm

Portland, Oregon-based Source announced its acquisition of 20-year-old Jupiter, Florida-based Berman Purchasing, Inc. The move creates a bicoastal women-led procurement firm with decades of FF&E procurement experience in all types of projects. Nicole Schmidt, Source’s founder and CEO, explains the strategic move: “We were looking for a firm that aligned with our values and operating…

Woman Injured in Florida Crane Collapse Sues Contractor and Other Firms

Woman Injured in Florida Crane Collapse Sues Contractor and Other Firms

A construction worker was killed and two people were taken to the hospital after a portion of a crane dropped onto the Southeast Third Avenue bridge over the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.Photo by Carline Jean/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS One of three people injured in a partial crane collapse at…

Why did Florida ban lab-grown meat?

Why did Florida ban lab-grown meat?

Cultivated meat, more widely known to the public as “lab-grown meat,” is at an inflection point. Lab grown chicken and beef cultivated from cells in a petri dish remain unavailable to the average consumer, but the former has gained US Department of Agriculture approval. Two US restaurants in San Francisco and Washington DC have already…

DeSantis makes ‘cultivated’ lab-grown meats illegal in Florida

DeSantis makes ‘cultivated’ lab-grown meats illegal in Florida

It was a few months ago when Gov. Ron DeSantis first announced his support for preventing “cultivated” lab-grown meat from being made or sold in Florida. “You need meat, OK. And we’re going to have meat in Florida,” the Republican governor said, adding, “We’re not going to have fake meat. Like, that doesn’t work.”He wasn’t…

GOP rep applauds Ole Miss counter protesters who taunted Black woman

GOP rep applauds Ole Miss counter protesters who taunted Black woman

Pro-Palestine demonstrations at the University of Mississippi were overtaken with counter protesters Thursday, resulting in a viral clip of white students taunting a Black student. The video was shared online and applauded by a Republican lawmaker. “Ole Miss taking care of business,” Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.) posted on social media platform X…

Luminar cuts 20% of staff and outsources lidar production

Luminar cuts 20% of staff and outsources lidar production

Lidar company Luminar is slashing its workforce by 20% and will lean harder on its contract manufacturing partner as part of a restructuring that will shift the company to a more “asset-light” business model, as it aims to scale production. The cuts will affect around 140 employees…

Uber rival Bolt secures €220M in prep for IPO

Uber rival Bolt secures €220M in prep for IPO

Estonian mobility startup Bolt has secured a €220mn credit facility as it plans to go public next year.   This type of financing is a more flexible loan option, which allows a business to withdraw and repay funds as needed, on an ongoing basis. Kind of like a credit card for companies. …