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  • Modern Meadow, a Brooklyn biotech startup is "promising to bring so-called in vitro meat" to dinner tables.
  • "Modern Meadow is developing 'animal products with no animal slaughter.'"
  • Uses fetal bovine serum harvested from unborn cows.
  • "Diners think that a meal tastes better if it's presented to them by a chef, even if the food is made from inferior ingredients."
  • Study surveyed "48 unsuspecting diners at the chic Hong Kong restaurant Serge et le Phoque."
  • "77% of them preferred the bouillon risotto presented in person by Pelletier."
  • From Instagram to Pintrest, Millennials are focusing more energy on what to eat next.
  • A generation that spends so much time in front of screens is craving tangible sensations.
  • Millennials are "broke," but more likely than generations before to have been raised with money.
  • Claims to boost energy without a sugar crash; two grams of coconut oil into water.
  • "The oils enhance thermogenesis, which is a fancy word for fat burning."
  • Sold at Bulletproof cafes, online, and a few of L.A.-area health stores
  • "Avian flu epidemic ravaging US chicken farms has caused a reversal of protein economics”
  • "48 million US birds have been killed in attempts to contain the outbreak."
  • 71% were egg-laying chickens "or chickens used to breed egg-laying chickens”
  • Just 1% percent of the US population is thought to actually have celiac disease
  • Gluten-free product sales in US are projected to go from nearly $1 billion dollars in 2014 to $2.3 billion by 2019
  • 200 million restaurants visits in 2013 were for gluten-free or wheat-free dishes
  • Due to its complex structure, meat is the hardest thing to imitate with flavoring and textured protein
  • Company Modern Meadow is working on cultured beef, incubating beef cells and mixing them with pectin and spices to improve flavor
  • Scientists must figure out how to build intramuscular fat, sinew, cartilage and bone, making it expensive
  • Still a Prototype, the robotic kitchen is expected to go on sale in 2017, featuring an iTunes-like library of over 2000 recipes
  • The arms consist of 20 motors, 24 joints and 129 sensors to replicate the movements and dexterity of human hands.
  • London-based Moley Robotics will announce new funding in July
  • U.S. retail sales of organic food more than tripled between 2004-2014: $11.1 billion to nearly $36 billion
  • Globally, organic food and beverages market will reach $104.5 billion, nearly doubling since 2010
  • It takes more patience and money to be certified organic; farmers are challenged to keep up with demand
  • Local ordinances vary among cities, but towns in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Pennsylvania are allowing backyard chickens
  • Advocates say they are good for urban environments, friendly towards people and safe when kept clean
  • Pittsburgh has become popular for chicken ownership; the proposal for backyard hens is intended to streamline getting permits for farms
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