Steak-umm brand tweets are well done and rare

New research explains the unlikely success of the Steak-umm Twitter account during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: social-media marketing twitter meat featured society-and-culture

‘Front of package’ food labels boost nutrition

The adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” product labels is associated with improved nutritional content in those foods, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food marketing nutrition health-and-medicine

‘Front of package’ food labels boost nutrition

The adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” product labels is associated with improved nutritional content in those foods, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food marketing nutrition health-and-medicine

Do finances of House lawmakers sway key votes?

Many lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted in ways that benefited their personal finances, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: united-states us-congress society-and-culture laws stock-market finances

‘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

International trade has cost Americans millions of jobs. Investing in communities might offset those losses

When manufacturing jobs disappear, what are the best ways to help unemployed workers?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  china  employment  globalization  international-trade  labor-market

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

In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.

Yuki Kato, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cities protest supermarkets food restaurants diversity farmers-markets economic-development community-gardens gentrification displacement foodies cafes

Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here's why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene

After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cities covid-19 china immigrants informal-economy jobs new-york-city urban-policy farmers-markets postpandemic-future markets

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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