Better tips for Dashers (New York Times): DoorDash, a food delivery app, vowed to reform its tipping practices after reporting revealed that delivery workers’ tips were effectively going to the company.
BoJo backs GMO (Mirror): In his first speech as British prime minister, Boris Johnson looked forward to Brexit and said, “Let’s start now to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from the anti-genetic modification rules, and let’s develop the blight-resistant crops that will feed the world.”
Meatless sausage at doughnut chain (CNBC): Doughnut and coffee chain Dunkin’ is the first U.S. restaurant chain to offer a breakfast sandwich made with a plant-based meat substitute. The Beyond Sausage is debuting in Manhattan.
Columbia honors series on ag and climate change (Columbia Journalism): InsideClimate News won the Oakes Award for distinguished environmental reporting with its series “Harvesting peril: Extreme weather and climate change on the American farm,” a critical look at agriculture’s role in global warming.
How soon for cell-based meat? (New Food Economy): Although developers and investors say lab meat is on the horizon, there are still unsolved technical challenges to culturing and producing the meat on a commercial scale.