Deena Shanker, Leslie Patton and Lydia Mulvany Bloomberg Published 12:59 PM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Large restaurant chains Red Robin and White Castle are reporting shortages of Impossible Foods Inc.’s popular meat-free patties, even as the plant-based food producer embarks on a nationwide expansion with Burger King. Calls to a dozen Red Robins and the same number of White Castles on Thursday found that only two locations of each chain had Impossible Foods Inc.’s patties available. Individual locations from New York to Hillsboro, Oregon, with the burger on their menu told customers this week that they’re fresh out. White Castle said on Friday the patties would be back no later than June 17. The chain said it’s changing the shape of its Impossible Sliders to square from round. “As we geared up for the change, we had short-term shortages here and there, but not universally,” White Castle said in an email. Impossible Foods is a “great partner and … [Read more...] about Impossible Burger shortages hit White Castle and Red Robin
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Dr Hồ Ngọc Anh Vũ of Mỹ Đức Hospital in HCM City. Photo courtesy of the hospital Dr Hồ Ngọc Anh Vũ of Mỹ Đức Hospital in HCM City won the Best Oral Presentation Award for his outstanding research at the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) organised by the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction and the Hong Kong Society for Reproductive Medicine held from May 2-5 in Hong Kong. Gia Lộc spoke with Vũ about his research and the status of reproductive medicine in Việt Nam. Inner Sanctum: Can you tell us about your research? Our study compared the effectiveness and safety of in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes versus in vitro fertilization (IVF) in women with a high antral follicle count (AFC). My colleagues at the hospital and I conducted the research. This was the largest … [Read more...] about Couples benefit from new fertility treatment
The World Circular Economy Forum 2019 ( WCEF), which is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, has been kicked off on June 3, 2019 in Helsinki capital city of Finland. The three-day WCEF brings together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. The event covers 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynotes speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities. WCEF 2019 is providing experience in environmental protection The WCEF examines how businesses can grasp new opportunities, gain a competitive advantage through circular economy solutions and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. “We believe that truly competitive solutions are born when business and environment go hand in hand. Our strong message is that in order to develop a circular economy, we must work together to reduce the use of … [Read more...] about WCEF 2019 seeking solutions for sustainable development
There are tremendous gains waiting for enterprises just a little way down the road of innovation Photo: Dung Minh Realising the huge demand for cutting-edge technology and research and development (R&D) to improve most manufacturing and business activities, Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup emerged as the first private business to set up its own artificial intelligence (AI) research institute, VinAI Research. VinAI Research is managed by Vingroup’s software arm VinTech, which specialises in developing AI products, software programmes, and new-generation materials, and is headed by Dr Bui Hai Hung, one of the world’s leading AI researchers and a staff research scientist for Google’s DeepMind AI project. VinAI Research is tasked with studying fundamental scientific issues in AI that involve machine learning, deep learning, and the application of algorithms in a variety of areas, such as processing and understanding images, videos, languages, human voice, and user … [Read more...] about Adopt and overcome
Corn plants grow in soil samples from farms at Pivot Bio in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Pivot Bio is a synthetic biology company working on nitrogen-producing microbes. Instead of fertilizer, Pivot Bio designs and introduces nitrogen-producing bacteria into soils where crops are growing. The company’s goal is to reduce fertilizer dependence. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Strain optimization team lead Bilge Ozaydin works at her station while working at Pivot Bio in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Ozaydin is in the process of microbial remodeling to fine tune when the nitrogen fixation genes are turned on and off. Pivot Bio is a synthetic biology company working on nitrogen-producing microbes. Instead of fertilizer, Pivot Bio designs and introduces nitrogen-producing bacteria into soils where crops are growing. The company’s goal is to reduce fertilizer dependence. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Strain … [Read more...] about Berkeley’s designer bacteria: The end of fertilizer?