Can Impossible Foods beat other brands — like Beyond Meat and Tyson — in the war to dominate the alternative meat industry?
- The Impossible Burger will be available in 27 Gelson's Markets stores in Southern California starting Sept. 20.
- Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods sell plant-based burgers in restaurants, but only Beyond Meat sells products in grocery stores.
- Tyson could begin to edge out these smaller companies with its unique meat product that contains plant and animal components, appealing to health-conscious "flexitarians."
Scientists still don't fully understand how abstaining from animal products affects the body.
- A new study tracked the health of more than 48,000 people over 18 years.
- The participants were divided into three groups – meat eaters, vegetarians (including vegans) and fish eaters.
- The results showed that, compared to meat eaters, vegetarians had a 20% increased chance of stroke, but also a 22% decreased chance of heart disease.
Can the duo make plant-based chicken taste "finger lickin' good"?
- KFC will give out free samples of its new meatless "chicken" nuggets and boneless wings at one Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday.
- KFC has already tested a meatless "chicken" sandwich in the U.K., where it sold out of the product in four days.
- The alternative meats industry is booming. One recent report predicts that by 2040 about 60 percent of the "meat" people consume will come from plants.
Scientists continue to learn more about this class of plant chemicals that's known to have extraordinary health benefits.
- A recent study tracked the diet and health records of more than 53,000 Danes over 23 years.
- The results suggested that people who regularly consumed flavonoids were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease.
- Still, scientists have much to learn about flavonoids, and the new study didn't establish causality.
Can nicotine keep Alzheimer's at bay? Dave Asprey explains how natural drugs can create super humans.
- Nootropics are colloquially known as 'smart drugs' – substances that increase cognitive function in healthy people. The word nootropic is a combination of two Greek words, noos meaning 'mind' and tropein meaning 'towards'.
- Dave Asprey discusses two naturally occurring smart drugs: Caffeine and nicotine. The latter might be a surprise, but while smoking, chewing tobacco and vaping have negative health consequences, there's evidence to suggest microdosing one milligram of nicotine, about 5% to 10% of a cigarette's worth, may protect against Alzheimer's.
- Beyond naturally occurring smart drugs, Asprey discusses aniracetam, a pharmaceutical cognitive enhancer pioneered in Russia that may improve memory input and recall.