Startups jump on food waste's untapped potential
Food Dive

The upcycled food waste business is worth $46.7 billion, according to a Future Marketing Insights study, which also projects the industry will have a 5% compound annual growth rate for the next decade. Because of its ability to utilize cosmetically unappealing fruit, beverage is apt to be the most profitable upcycled food category, followed by the baking category, writes Jessi Devenyns.

3 outside-the-box ways to teach STEM

Novel approaches can help to take STEM lessons beyond the status quo, Lauren Barack writes. Barack lists three approaches, including at one school where students learn about engineering principles and that STEM questions do not always have definitive answers in a project that involves Pringles chips.

Trump says he won't work with Dems amid inquiries

President Donald Trump said he will not work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure program if they continue to investigate his administration. He made the statement at an impromptu news conference after walking out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Kroger, Walgreens partner with Loop on reusable packaging

Kroger and Walgreens have partnered with zero-waste platform Loop for a pilot program in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Loop provides reusable packaging on hundreds of food products and everyday household items that is later picked up by a delivery service to be cleaned and refilled.

Verily teams with 4 drug companies to improve clinical trials

Google parent Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences has formed an alliance with Novartis, Pfizer, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Sanofi to improve clinical research and trials. The partnership aims to implement a more technology-based approach and make enrolling patients in trials easier, as well as collect data across a variety of sources, including EHRs and sensors.

Pandora gives NYC interactive DJ Khaled mural

Pandora, as part of its "Sound On" campaign, has unveiled an interactive wall mural in New York City of DJ Khaled, created by street artist Lexi Bella. The mural features a QR code, which unlocks an audio-visual experience of DJ Khaled's new album.

Shareholders, workers push Amazon on its carbon footprint

During Amazon's shareholder meeting Wednesday, some of its shareholders and employees pushed for the company to provide more insight into its carbon footprint and to reduce use of fossil fuels. While Amazon does have some plans to reveal its carbon footprint, the group wants the company to take faster measures to protect the planet.

DJI drones to include air traffic sensors

DJI consumer drones that weigh roughly 9 ounces or more will have ADS-B sensors, which can track multiple aircraft at a range of more than 200 miles. The sensors are used in many aircraft and air traffic control towers and can help drone users see airplanes and helicopters on their controllers.

Drugmaker sues HHS, CMS over Medicaid rebate decision

Mallinckrodt is suing HHS and the CMS for changing Medicaid rebate calculations on the company's Acthar gel for infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis. The Justice Department is party to two whistleblower lawsuits alleging that a Mallinckrodt subsidiary engaged in illegal promotion of Acthar and paid kickbacks for prescriptions.

Charter's revenue rises 5.1% in Q1

Charter Communications netted 428,000 broadband customers in the first quarter along with 176,000 new wireless lines while growing revenue by 5.1% compared to the period a year ago. The company reported gains in small and medium-size business video subscribers although overall it shed 145,000 video customers.

New construction slows in April

Dodge Data & Analytics reports that new construction starts dropped by 15% in April, with most sectors reporting declines. Total construction starts, unadjusted, are down 8% year-over-year so far in 2019.

Musk: Solar tile production will ramp up slowly

Elon Musk on Wednesday said that Tesla's Solar Roof tiles will be manufactured at a slower rate to ensure they last as long as expected. Musk's comment came as his company reported a reduction in solar installations.

UPS delivers life-saving "gift" packages

In 2018, UPS delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents, and some of those deliveries included human organs and tissues. UPS made its first successful live organ delivery in 2016 -- a "gift" package with a kidney for a woman in South Carolina. "When I see them [UPS] in the store and all I just look at them and smile. You know, in the truck and it's UPS -- they delivered my kidney," said Sharon Cauthen.

Houston airports let travelers book parking spots online

Travelers planning to fly out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport or William P. Hobby Airport can go online to reserve parking spaces, and travelers who join the Parking Plus program can earn airline miles when they use the Ecopark and Ecopark2 lots.