Alternative Proteins and the Fight for a Standard of Identity

How do you get your daily dose of protein? Do you partake in Meatless Mondays? Maybe you are exploring a more extreme diet change such as becoming a pescatarian or vegan? Food trends are making exploratory diets more accessible, but FoodTech innovation is also changing the way people consume proteins. People are inventing new ways…

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Risks and Rewards for Businesses That Use Non-Disparagement Clauses

In recent years, there has been a growing backlash at both the state and federal level against businesses’ use of non-disparagement clauses. Businesses, in an effort to protect their brand reputation, will sometimes include a non-disparagement clause in commercial contracts, restraining customers from posting online negative reviews of the company and its services. Businesses have…

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Discriminatory Decision-making in Workplace Hiring and Firing

In August 2016, four former employees filed a class action lawsuit against HP, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprises for age discrimination, claiming that they were laid off as part of a restructuring of the company to “transform itself from an ‘old’ company into a ‘younger’ operation.” Their firing came shortly after CEO Meg Whitman publicly…

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Why “GEC” is the New, Unregulated “GMO”

When people talk about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), they usually start from this viewpoint: GMOs are weird because they only exist when scientists take a piece of food and insert foreign genes into it. But what if scientists could just cut part of a food’s original DNA strand to disable a gene without adding any…

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