UK Approves First CRISPR Drug, EU’s Food Delivery Cartel + More 

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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

In recent developments, the UK has granted approval for its inaugural CRISPR gene-editing drug, marking a groundbreaking step in the treatment of blood disorders. Anticipation is high as the US is expected to follow suit, potentially approving the innovative therapy later this year. Meanwhile, in the European Union, antitrust regulators have expanded their investigation into potential cartel activities within the food delivery sector. Recent raids have targeted two online food delivery companies headquartered in the EU, signaling a widening scope of concerns an… Read More

UK’s £2B Cultivated Meat and Fermentation Fund, America’s Aging Immigrant Farmworkers + More 

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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

In a groundbreaking move, the UK government has unveiled a landmark £2 billion plan to support the advancement of its biotech ecosystem, with a particular focus on the cultivated meat and fermentation industry. Meanwhile, the New York Times sheds light on the challenging circumstances faced by America’s aging farmworkers, predominantly immigrants, who find themselves on the brink of retirement without the safety net of Medicare or Social Security, despite decades of dedicated service to the country’s agricultural sector.

In other news, we&… Read More

My Favorite Gift Ideas from Amazon

One of my favorite work-related tasks each October is creating my holiday gift guides. I put together specific gift idea lists for different categories: gifts for moms/grandmothers/sisters + yourself, gifts for guys (the hardest to shop for!), and gifts for the littles in your life. Then I get even more specific and create guides for different interests like running or beauty. And today, I’m creating a retailer-specific guide since I know so many of us prefer to order things from the same place when we can.

What is that one place? Amazon, of course! There’s nothing better than free shipping on something that arrives the next day. And since Amazon carries many my favorite retailers and items, I love that I am able to find so many great gifts for people in my life in one place. And it doesn’t hurt that they have such competitive pricing.

Today I’m rounding up my favorite gift ideas from our favorite one-stop-shop. I’m breaking this p… Read More

Amazon Stocking Stuffers for Her: 25 things under $25

There’s something about an affordable find (and especially one with Prime shipping) that I just can’t say no to. I think it’s because when I hear about a product that my friends are loving, I feel like I HAVE to try it for myself. I like to know first hand if something is great, and when it’s under $25 it feels like a no-brainer. And since Christmas shopping is fully upon us, I have even more excuses to place frivolous Amazon orders, ha!

Today I’m sharing 25 items under $25 that I absolutely love from Amazon. I had stockings in mind while writing this post, and I think every single thing on this list would be a perfect little stocking stuffer. I’ve put all of these ideas + a few more things into an Amazon Idea List called Stocking Stuffers for Her in case you want to shop that way!

Let’s get right into it!

25 things under $25 from Amazon

1. Mini Portable Charger Power Bank

I bought this portable charging… Read More