What we learned this week
- I’ve been curiously watching this story for years, and it’s finally getting somewhere – the first lab-grown beef burger is due to be cooked and served next week.
- “As long as most folks are patting themselves on the back for charitable acts, we’ve got a perpetual poverty machine” says Peter Buffett in this thought provoking essay on philanthropy.
- “Over 35 percent of Americans are now clinically obese. That’s partly because of diet, but also because we’ve designed our cities for cars.” Good.is on walkable cities.
- This Norwegian valley town has fitted giant mirrors to the mountain-top so they can enjoy more sunshine in winter.