What you – and doctors – should watch for if you have COVID-19

With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.

Kartikeya Cherabuddi, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus trump-covid consumer-health

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

How will COVID-19 change holiday shopping?

The 2020 holiday shopping season will be like none before. Here's what that means for retailers, shoppers, and the bottom line.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: retail covid-19 consumers society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Your wash cycle pollutes the land and the ocean

Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability pollution consumers earth-and-environment clothing plastics

‘Natural’ product bias may apply to COVID vaccine

New research examining when consumers go for "natural" products may be relevant to public receptions of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 marketing vaccines bias consumers health-and-medicine rhetoric

Energy is a basic need, and many Americans are struggling to afford it in the COVID-19 recession

Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.

David Konisky, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: energy heating covid-19 electricity air-conditioning consumers electric-utilities rising-energy-costs cares-act coronavirus-recession

FDA and consumers might go for ‘cell-based seafood’ label

New research identifies a possible terms for food made from the cells of fish or shellfish, rather than whole animals: cell-based seafood.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
July 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability food fish marketing meat consumers society-and-culture earth-and-environment

How can we stop people wanting to buy illegal wildlife products?

Promote new habits, find out why people engage with the wildlife trade and don't make it seem more widespread than it really is.

Diogo Veríssimo, Research Fellow in Conservation, University of Oxford • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: illegal-wildlife-trade pangolin behaviour-change consumer-choice rhino-horns

When companies get political, 4 factors affect profit

The impact of corporate sociopolitical activism on a company's bottom line depends on how the activism aligns with key groups, research finds.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business politics marketing money consumers featured society-and-culture

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