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Are “slow growth chickens” the future ?

An article in the New York Times (May 1, 2017) titled “A Chicken that Grows Slower and tastes better” describes a plan by Perdue Farms to develop chickens that take 25% more time to mature, get more time to run … Continue reading

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Auto Demand and supply mismatch worries impact platinum prices

An article in the Wall Street Journal (September 29, 2014) titled “Platinum Skids on Car-Demand Worries” describes the recent price drop for platinum and traces the volatility of prices of the metal recently.  A strike in a South African mine … Continue reading

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Federal labeling standards for GMO foods ?

An article in the New York Times (January 31,2013) describes a move by food manufacturers and retailers like Wal-Mart to urge the FDA to propose labeling standards for food. Their reason, proposed state level labeling initiatives by 20 states. In … Continue reading

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Programmable NFC Tags and supply chain impact

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (July 16,2012) describes programmable tags using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology on physical objects. These tags can be read by NFC readers or smartphones with the read capability. Uses include tags on spice jars that can … Continue reading

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Legal copying, trends and demand generation

An article in the Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2012) describes how legal copying, permitted in fashion apparel, financial instruments, food etc, help those industries. By speeding up adoption of new ideas and designs, these industries benefit from the buzz … Continue reading

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A closed loop CO2 Supply chain?

An article in Fortune (Oct 17,2011) describes the mismatch between demand for CO2, its indequate supply in pure form, but its prevalence in the air.  Demand for CO2 is from soda manufacturers to make bubbles, greenhouse gases to speed plant … Continue reading

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Airbus and Boeing long term airplane demand forecasts

An article in the New York Times (September 19, 2011)  states that Airbus predicts that a demand for 27,800 airplanes by 2030 with a potential revenue impact of $ 3.5 trillion and an implied air traffic growth rate of 4.8 … Continue reading

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