Cargill has been active in the sector, investing in lab-grown meat company Aleph Farms and creating its own plant proteins. Tyson Foods is selling plant-based meats under its Raised & Rooted brand and has invested in several plant-based and lab-grown meat companies.
JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, last year bought lab-grown meat firm BioTech Foods and also Dutch plant-based meat company Vivera, which has the corporate tagline: “Life is better when you eat less meat.”
“They’re covering their bases because this is an area that’s growing very quickly,” Howard said. “These companies have gotten big and powerful by using every strategy they can.”
Source: Big meat is gobbling up fake meat companies | Environment | The Guardian
It was the summer of 1977 and Lisa Lindahl, a University of Vermont graduate student, was swept up in the running boom, jogging 30 miles every week.
The running was straightforward. Her underwear was not.
“The only uncomfortable part was no adequate breast support,” she said.
Lindahl, then 28, tried binding herself with an elastic bandage, and going braless, before eventually settling on a regular bra, one size too small. The struggle for chest support fed a running joke with her sister: why isn’t there a jockstrap for women?
But, as the admission of Lindahl and her two co-inventors to the US National Inventors Hall of Fame proves, the sports bra was a serious innovation. And it came amid a revolution in women’s sport.
Source: The ‘jockstrap’ that revolutionised women’s sports – BBC News
“We have seen repeatedly throughout Latin America that when abortion is criminalized, women are made to prove that any one of the wide range of obstetric emergencies they experience were in fact emergencies. When they can’t or don’t have the resources to do so or are simply not believed, they face imprisonment,” she said.
“Everyone in the US should have their eyes on El Salvador right now to understand exactly what a future without Roe entails.”
Morena Herrera, the president of The Citizens’ Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion described the sentence as “a heavy blow”, and called for miscarriages to be treated as a public health issue rather than a criminal one.
“We will continue to fight so that all women unjustly criminalized by these circumstances regain their freedom and have the opportunity to remake and rebuild their lives,” she said.
El Salvador has some of the world’s most draconian abortion laws, with a total ban on the procedure. Unlike in many other Latin American countries, El Salvador does not permit abortion in cases where the child is conceived by rape or incest, or where the health of the mother or child is at risk.
Over the past two decades, more than 180 women have been jailed for murder for having an abortion after suffering obstetric emergencies, according to rights groups.
Source: El Salvador: woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide after miscarriage | El Salvador | The Guardian
It was almost a month, he said, since the Russian invaders had forcibly taken all males from the districts of Huhlino, Myrny and Volonterivka, with around two thousand men taken to ‘filtration camps’ in the villages of Bezimenne and Kozatske. Both of these are in the Novoazovsk raion which is currently on the territory of the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR].
The men were not allowed to take any personal possessions with them, and all passports and other documents were taken from them.
The videos that the Mariupol authorities have published are from a school in Bezimenne which has been turned into this ‘filtration camp’. According to their, clearly insider, information, the men have been held by force in these premises for a month, and not allowed to leave without a Russian military convoy. No medical care is provided, with both the living conditions and the food provided appalling. There is only one sink with cold water for a thousand men, which is a clear danger to health. Men are forced to sleep on the floor in the corridors. A first case of tuberculosis was identified, with this leading to the sports hall being totally closed as an isolation area. Those stuck within it, and this is, seemingly, a very large number of men, are held in a contagious area without any attempt to provide health care.
Source: Horrific conditions and torture in Russian filtration camp ‘ghetto’ for Mariupol residents
The indictment charges Joly Germine, 29, aka Yonyon, who is described as a leader of the 400 Mawozo gang. He is the first defendant to be charged in connection with the missionaries’ kidnapping. Germine was previously charged with firearms trafficking in a separate case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Haitian government transferred Germine from a Haitian jail into U.S. custody on May 3, 2022, on the basis of an arrest warrant in that matter, and Germine has since been detained in the District of Columbia.
“This case shows that the Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to track down anyone who kidnaps a U.S. citizen abroad,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “We will utilize the full reach of our law enforcement authorities to hold accountable anyone responsible for undermining the safety of Americans anywhere in the world.”
“Today’s indictment demonstrates that the United States will not tolerate crime against our citizens, here or abroad,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “The FBI will continue to work aggressively with our international partners to keep our citizens safe and bring perpetrators to justice.”
Source: Haitian Gang Leader Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Hostage Taking for Kidnapping of 16 U.S. Missionaries in Fall 2021 | OPA | Department of Justice
A call to the “Employment, Education and Outreach” hotline maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor led federal investigators to find a Baxley farm labor contractor – who violated several federal laws related to the employment of migrant and seasonal workers previously – had broken the law again, this time for missing a payroll.
After a worker called the “EMPLEO” hotline – a contact center for Spanish-speaking workers – alleging City Pinestraw & Harvesting LLC missed a scheduled payroll, investigators with the department’s Wage and Hour Division were able to verify the claim, and to later recover $42,338 in wages owed to 171 affected workers.
“Regardless of their immigration status, Spanish-speaking workers can use the Wage and Hour Division’s EMPLEO program to get answers about their workplace rights without cost while remaining anonymous,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Steven Salazar in Atlanta. “Just as farmworkers do the hard labor it takes to put food on our tables, the U.S. Department of Labor works vigorously to protect the rights of these essential workers, and hold their employers accountable when they violate the law.”
Prior to the investigation related to the missed payroll, a division investigation found City Pinestraw & Harvesting had shortchanged workers’ wages and moved four farm workers from an approved work site to work at the employer’s restaurant. These actions and others led to multiple violations of the H-2A temporary agricultural workers visa program, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.
Source: Farm Contractor Again Violates Federal Employment Laws | Food Manufacturing