• The Wall Street Journal reports that “California food company Eat Just Inc. won Singapore government approval to sell chicken grown from poultry cells, a step forward for a nascent technology that aims to revolutionize meat production.
“The Singapore Food Agency, which oversees food safety and security in the country, deemed the chicken—produced using cell-culture technology—safe for human consumption at the levels Eat Just intends to use in chicken nuggets. The agency said the meat can be sold in Singapore as an ingredient in Eat Just’s nuggets product.”
• Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD yesterday announced plans “to open the next 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of summer 2021. The first markets for expansion include areas of Houston, El Paso and Austin, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., and Orlando, Fla. The first new locations outside of Houston will open in the Phoenix area starting Dec. 14, 2020. The expansion is part of the large-scale rollout announced earlier this year to open 500 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years.”
• Amazon announced the addition of five new companies – Boom Supersonic, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber – to The Climate Pledge, a coalition of companies that have committed “to be net-zero carbon by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.”
There now are 18 companies that have signed on. The others are Amazon, Best Buy, Henkel, Infosys, McKinstry, Mercedes-Benz, Oak View Group, Real Betis, Reckitt Benckiser, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Signify, and Verizon.
The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and an organization called Global Optimism.View Original Article