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Food Waste Companies Becoming Next Focus for Venture Capitalists
Food Waste Companies Becoming Next Focus for Venture Capitalists
May 27, 2016

• According to a new study, statistics like "40% of the American Food Supply ends up in landfills", resonate most with Millenials
• Venture Capitalists are paying attention and investing millions of dollars into startups aimed at combatting the food waste problem
• VC's have put almost $250 million into Harvest Power, a company in Waltham, Mass that processes organic waste into mulch and fertilizer
• $51.6 million has been invested into Liquid Environmental Solutions, based in Irving, Tex., which processes waste water and used cooking oil
• Even Beyoncι has gotten in on the new trend. She recently bought a stake in Wtrmln Wtr, a company that makes cold-pressed watermelon juice from melons that cannot be sold in a grocerystore.

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Don't expect to see GMO salmon on your plate anytime soon
Don't expect to see GMO salmon on your plate anytime soon
May 27, 2016

• Even though genetically modified seafood was approved by the FDA in November of 2015, major retailers are still refusing to sell it.
• 3/4 of Americans said they wouldn't eat GM fish in a recent poll
• More than 79 grocery retailers with more than 11,000 stores have now made commitments to not sell the GMO salmon, including Albertsons, Vons, Safeway, Costco, Kroger, Target, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, along with restaurant chains including Red Lobster and Legal Sea Foods.
• Walmart, the world's largest retailer, and Publix are among the last remaining large retail grocers in the U.S. that have not said publicly whether or not they will sell GMO salmon.
• A growing body of science suggests that GMO salmon may pose serious environmental and public health risks, including potentially irreversible damage to wild salmon populations.

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Breakup marathons are now a thing
Breakup marathons are now a thing
May 27, 2016

• Going through a breakup or divorce can be emotionally exhausting but for some people, the experience can actually provide a physical boost.
• Sports psychologists say that training for running races during difficult times can provide an escape from negative emotions, a new social outlet, and a reason to push harder and longer.
• While a breakup or divorce may feel like a single traumatic event, "it is often the culmination of months or even years of "mini-traumas" and ongoing stress."
• The stress and tension release runners get can be an important part of healing the brain.

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American Eagle's Gamble on Non-Airbrushed Models Pays Off
American Eagle's Gamble on Non-Airbrushed Models Pays Off
May 27, 2016

• In 2014, American Eagle's Aerie launched a game-changing campaign. The lingerie brand decided to feature only un-airbrushed models in its ads, a move meant to challenge "supermodel standards."
• After launching #AerieReal, the retailer's sales grew 20 percent in the 2015 fiscal year, and the boom shows no signs of waning.
• American Eagle says, "we really felt like girls today are just more independent and stronger than ever. We just knew that it would really resonate with this generation."
• Amid an otherwise-dismal retail environment, Aerie's sales rose 32 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. According to Reuters, this growth far surpassed the increase that analysts had expected.

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"Blue Lives Matter" Law Signed in Louisiana
May 27, 2016

• Louisiana became the first state to make violence against police a hate crime after Gov. John Bel Edwards, the son of a sheriff, signed a bill into law Thursday.
• The measure, known as the "Blue Lives Matter" bill, establishes additional protections and increased penalties under Louisiana's hate crimes law for police officers, firefighters and first responders who

are targeted as victims because of their profession.

• Critics of the legislation, especially those who believe police are too

often using excessive force against minorities, which inspired the

Black Lives Matter movement.

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The United States' first known case of a superbug
The United States' first known case of a superbug
May 27, 2016

• The bacteria detected in a 49yr old PA woman have been identified in other infections outside the United States.
• Doctors saw a case in the United Kingdom in 2008 and cases in Italy and China.
• CRE infections are incredibly difficult to treat and can quickly become deadly. One report suggests that this kind of infection can result in the deaths of half the patients who become infected.

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No regrets! New type of tattoo ink means designs can be easily removed
No regrets! New type of tattoo ink means designs can be easily removed
May 25, 2016

• A New York Biochemist invented the ink after getting a tattoo his parents disapproved of
• He tried to have the design removed but was unhappy with the results that left scarring
• A recent poll found that while 1-in-3 Americans has at least one tattoo, around a quarter have designs that they regret getting.
• Tattoo removal has become a huge cosmetic business with people anxious to remove their ex's name to misspelled words and sketchy Chinese characters that often don't mean what people think
• The new ink is said to wear off after a year so you can re-think your ink with no permanent regret

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New Recall: Toyota Recalls 1.6 Million U.S. Vehicles Over Defective  Air Bags
New Recall: Toyota Recalls 1.6 Million U.S. Vehicles Over Defective Air Bags
May 25, 2016

• The new recall includes some Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011.
• Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.
• Toyota said the new recall includes some but not all Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011.
• Toyota said it has now recalled 4.73 million vehicles in the United States for Takata air bags. Other reports from the 17 automakers now recalling Takata vehicles
are due this week.

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Monsanto Rejects Bayer's Bid
Monsanto Rejects Bayer's Bid
May 25, 2016

• Monsanto rejected a $62 billion bid from German conglomerate Bayer, but said it would be open to a bigger offer.
• In a statement, the company said its board of directors unanimously voted against the unsolicited proposal, which it deemed "incomplete and financially inadequate."
• Monsanto made it clear that they would be open to a larger offer

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Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges after judge hears rape accuser's claims
Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges after judge hears rape accuser's claims
May 25, 2016

• Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled on Tuesday that 78yr old Cosby will stand trial
• Andrea Constand, 42, the women who is accusing Cosby of raping and drugging her in 2004, did not testify in court at the probably cause hearing
• Constand's affidavit was read in court in which she claimed the actor gave her 'herbal medication' and ordered her to drink wine before the assault
• Cosby's statement to police was also read in court in which he admitted to giving Constand pills but said they were Benadryl
• If convicted on these charges,Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine

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