Microsoft poaches Samsung’s chief medical officer to join its growing health team

Microsoft has snapped up David Rhew from Samsung Electronics, where he worked as a chief medical officer overseeing the company’s health efforts in the U.S.Rhew will be Microsoft’s new chief medical officer and work with a burgeoning health care team at Microsoft under its corporate vice president Peter Lee, the company announced in a blog post. Another key hire with a medical background is Jim Weinstein, who previously worked as the CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s health system. Microsoft started


Microsoft has snapped up David Rhew from Samsung Electronics, where he worked as a chief medical officer overseeing the company’s health efforts in the U.S.Rhew will be Microsoft’s new chief medical officer and work with a burgeoning health care team at Microsoft under its corporate vice president Peter Lee, the company announced in a blog post. Another key hire with a medical background is Jim Weinstein, who previously worked as the CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s health system. Microsoft started
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Microsoft poaches Samsung's chief medical officer to join its growing health team

Microsoft has snapped up David Rhew from Samsung Electronics, where he worked as a chief medical officer overseeing the company’s health efforts in the U.S.

Rhew will be Microsoft’s new chief medical officer and work with a burgeoning health care team at Microsoft under its corporate vice president Peter Lee, the company announced in a blog post.

Microsoft in the spring snapped up Google Cloud’s health lead Greg Moore. The company previously recruited Josh Mandel from Alphabet’s life sciences group, Verily. Another key hire with a medical background is Jim Weinstein, who previously worked as the CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s health system.

Microsoft started dipping its toe in the health care sector more than a decade ago, under a previous team led by veteran technologist Peter Neupert. It has been more transparent about its priorities than some of its competitors, such as Amazon and Alphabet, which involve selling cloud services into health care and working on partnerships related to bringing AI technology to hospitals. It also has a research team working on earlier-stage projects in fields like genomics, as deriving insights from DNA requires huge computational capacity and storage.

In recent months, the company has also announced large partnerships with the health care industry to signal that it intends to team up with incumbents rather than disrupt them. It recently announced plans to work with the local health system Providence to build a “hospital of the future,” and it is working with Walgreens on new health care delivery models.

While at Samsung, Rhew’s focus has spanned a number of different areas, ranging from portable CT scanners, ultrasound machines, diagnostics products, research and development and wearable computing. Samsung competes most closely with Apple in the wearables space, and the two companies have been looking to one-up each other to add novel bio-sensors to their devices, such as electrocardiograms and blood pressure monitoring.

Rhew also has a background in clinical decision support and opening up access to medical data, which aligns closely with Microsoft. The company had a product for years, called HealthVault, which is now shuttering. It was designed to help consumers store their medical information. And it recently teamed up with competing tech companies on an effort to open up medical claims information, which has not been easily available to consumers in the past.

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How bonds with negative yields work and why this growing phenomenon is so bad for the economy

Give me $10 today and I’ll return $9 to you in a decade or so. You are supposed to put your money in the bank and be rewarded with interest. This is supposed to be wiser than trading your precious allowance at the candy store for an awesome, yet fleeting sugar rush. Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek, put it plainly enough: “Bonds are supposed to pay the owner of capital something to pry the money out of their hands.” Nevertheless, some really smart investors around the world now have invest


Give me $10 today and I’ll return $9 to you in a decade or so. You are supposed to put your money in the bank and be rewarded with interest. This is supposed to be wiser than trading your precious allowance at the candy store for an awesome, yet fleeting sugar rush. Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek, put it plainly enough: “Bonds are supposed to pay the owner of capital something to pry the money out of their hands.” Nevertheless, some really smart investors around the world now have invest
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How bonds with negative yields work and why this growing phenomenon is so bad for the economy

Imagine if I came to you with a deal.

Give me $10 today and I’ll return $9 to you in a decade or so.

No way right?

This is happening all around the world and on increasing basis.

Maybe you didn’t go to Harvard Business School, but perhaps you recall an early lesson from your Junior Achievement class that tells you this is not how it’s supposed to work.

You are supposed to put your money in the bank and be rewarded with interest. This is supposed to be wiser than trading your precious allowance at the candy store for an awesome, yet fleeting sugar rush.

Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek, put it plainly enough: “Bonds are supposed to pay the owner of capital something to pry the money out of their hands.”

Nevertheless, some really smart investors around the world now have invested about $15 trillion in government bonds that offer negative interest rates, according to Deutsche Bank. That represents about a quarter of the global bond market.


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If the Fed cuts rates this week, it could widen a growing rift within the central bank

“You’ve already had [Boston Fed President Eric] Rosengren come out and say he doesn’t think a rate hike is justified. Rieder said he puts odds of about 40% on a half percentage point cut. Partly that is why I think there is a better than 60% chance” for a quarter point cut. That and other comments caused a shift in market views to expect a greater probability of the the more aggressive 50 basis point rate cut. George, speaking to the Wall Street Journal, said this month that she was prepared to


“You’ve already had [Boston Fed President Eric] Rosengren come out and say he doesn’t think a rate hike is justified. Rieder said he puts odds of about 40% on a half percentage point cut. Partly that is why I think there is a better than 60% chance” for a quarter point cut. That and other comments caused a shift in market views to expect a greater probability of the the more aggressive 50 basis point rate cut. George, speaking to the Wall Street Journal, said this month that she was prepared to
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If the Fed cuts rates this week, it could widen a growing rift within the central bank

Esther George, John Williams and Jerome Powell, at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 24, 2018. David A. Grogan | CNBC

There’s a good chance one or two, and maybe even three, Fed officials could disagree with the central bank’s decision to cut rates Wednesday, and that could make it more difficult for markets to glean the course of future Fed policy. The Fed’s policy arm, the Federal Open Market Committee is widely expected to vote in favor of a 25 basis point rate cut Wednesday, while a minority of economists say it’s possible the Fed could cut 50 basis points, in order to get a bigger response out of the economy. The fed funds futures market reflects a 73% probability of a quarter point hike, and 27% of a half point move. The core of the FOMC is made up of Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Vice Chair Richard Clarida and New York Fed President John Williams, who serve as his wingmen. The core of former Chair Janet Yellen’s included former Vice Chair Stanley Fischer and former New York Fed President Bill Dudley. “I would guess some members of the FOMC feel like they’ve been painted into a corner here because of the very aggressive pricing in the market,” said Ethan Harris, head of global economics research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “You’ve already had [Boston Fed President Eric] Rosengren come out and say he doesn’t think a rate hike is justified. Most members of the committee are willing to consider rate cuts but the impression is the big three seem to have put a bulls eye on the July meeting, and I’m not sure that’s shared by the whole committee.” Both Kansas City Fed President Esther George and Boston’s Rosengren have spoken against cutting rates, and a third possible dissenter, St. Louis James Bullard could disagree with the committee if it opts for a larger rate cut of 50 percentage points, over the 25 percentage point cut he would like to see. In late June, he said a 50 basis point move would be overdone.

Three dissents possible

“The big debate there is going to be between the core of the committee and others, like Rosengren. It’s the core of the committee that I think would like to act aggressively. It’s possible you get three dissents,” said Rick Rieder, BlackRock chief investment officer, global fixed income. “The size of the dissents we get are going to be influential as to how the markets are going to price. If you get a good deal of dissents, the markets are going to discount future moves.” Rieder said he puts odds of about 40% on a half percentage point cut. “If you get a good deal of dissents, the markets are going to discount future moves. Partly that is why I think there is a better than 60% chance” for a quarter point cut. Scott Minerd, Guggenheim global chief investment officer, said Powell will try to rein in the dissent. “I think if you had two or three dissenters, it would tell you that there’s a bigger uncertainty around the path of future rates than what the market is currently anticipating,” he said. He added that Powell, who is not an economist, will rely on Clarida and Williams to help convince other Fed officials on why the cuts are needed. “I don’t think all of them are on board for 25, but I think there will be a lot of pressure to get them on board. There will be people who will try to get them to move 50, and they’ll say ‘let’s meet in the middle and try to compromise and show unity,” he said. Williams surprised markets earlier this month when he said in a speech before the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association that “it’s better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold.” That and other comments caused a shift in market views to expect a greater probability of the the more aggressive 50 basis point rate cut. But the Fed later said that Williams was not discussing current policy when he made that comment. The next day Boston’s Rosengren appeared on CNBC and said he didn’t see a need to trim the federal funds target rate range, now between 2.25 and 2.5%. “So, given that the economy is quite strong, given that I do think that inflation is going to be very close to 2%, and given that the growth in the economy is satisfactory, I think that’s an environment where you don’t have to take a lot of action,” Rosengren said. George, speaking to the Wall Street Journal, said this month that she was prepared to be flexible but didn’t see reasons for a rate cut. BofA’s Harris said he does not see a big group of dissenters. “I don’t think the committee as a group wants to present themselves as fractured,” he said. “What the Fed is doing is unprecedented. There’s no historical precedent…There’s no example that with still above trend growth and still above trend labor growth has the Fed eased in the middle of an expansion. This is a six sigma event. If there were more clear evidence that the trade war was hurting, this would only be a small departure from normal but actually the data in the last month has improved.”

Some dissents not uncommon


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This is the ‘fastest growing trend’ in the housing industry, and investors are rushing in

Demand for single-family rental homes is surging, and homebuilders are now stepping in, redesigning and reimagining the sector — and becoming landlords themselves. While builders have always sold some of their new homes to investors as rentals, the strong demand has some moving into the space exclusively. Pradera is a gated community with three- and four-bedroom homes, renting from about $1,800 to $2,300 per month. We saw a growing need coming out of the downturn, to provide three- and four-bedr


Demand for single-family rental homes is surging, and homebuilders are now stepping in, redesigning and reimagining the sector — and becoming landlords themselves. While builders have always sold some of their new homes to investors as rentals, the strong demand has some moving into the space exclusively. Pradera is a gated community with three- and four-bedroom homes, renting from about $1,800 to $2,300 per month. We saw a growing need coming out of the downturn, to provide three- and four-bedr
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This is the 'fastest growing trend' in the housing industry, and investors are rushing in

Demand for single-family rental homes is surging, and homebuilders are now stepping in, redesigning and reimagining the sector — and becoming landlords themselves. While builders have always sold some of their new homes to investors as rentals, the strong demand has some moving into the space exclusively. AHV Communities, partnering with Bristol Group, is putting up 250 new detached homes in fast-growing San Antonio. Pradera is a gated community with three- and four-bedroom homes, renting from about $1,800 to $2,300 per month. The community includes luxury amenities, like a pool, fitness center, community kitchen and party space, as well as a dog park and dog-washing station. “We basically took an apartment and went horizontal instead of vertical,” AHV founder and CEO Mark Wolf said. “About 93% of the apartment stock consists of studios, one and two bedrooms, very few three bedrooms. We saw a growing need coming out of the downturn, to provide three- and four-bedroom homes to the renter society.” Wolf, who has experience in the multifamily apartment market, saw a need for more single-family homes after the housing crash, and he says that demand has not fallen off. While the homeownership rate has risen from its historic low in 2016, it is now starting to slip again. “We think there’s a major shift in the demographics. Empty nesters are done taking care of their homes. They want to downsize, they want portability, mobility in the lease. The millennial household formation, they’re not really dialed into taking care of a home, they want to go out and do the same thing that the boomers are doing, which is enjoy life, not work hard for their house,” said Wolf.

Builders are becoming landlords by renting their housing developments. The Pradera development has its own dog-washing station at Pradera Lisa Rizzolo

Last year, about 43,000 single-family homes were built for rent, the largest number in nearly 40 years according to National Association of Home Builders analysis of U.S. Census data. The built-for-rent share of housing starts is also rising, nearly double its recent historical average (from 1992-2012). Millennials Taylor Walters and Paree Dilkes want to get out of their rental apartment and into a larger single-family home. “So we’ve been looking online for months now, whether to buy or whether to rent, and this is definitely up our alley,” Walters said as the two toured the amenities at Pradera. They are not married and have no children, but they do have a big dog. “That’s really the biggest thing. It’s very inconvenient to have to take him out every time he needs to go. Having a yard would be awesome, just let him out, and also a little bit more space. We have a pretty good-sized apartment right now, but just kind of the feeling of being in a house,” said Dilkes. Renting used to come with a social stigma, since homeownership was touted as the American Dream. The average annual household income of tenants in Pradera, however, is over $100,000, meaning many of them can afford to buy a home but simply choose not to. Walters and Dilkes considered buying, but didn’t like the way the math worked out. “I’ve done research, read different articles on millennials buying houses, and I think the biggest thing is the hidden costs that we might incur,” said Walters. Stephanie Dixon and her husband recently sold their San Antonio home and moved into the rental community. Their children are in college or graduated, and they wanted an easier lifestyle. “If the water heater breaks, you know, I don’t have to replace it. I just call them. I mean, even the air filters, they came and changed my air filters yesterday. I don’t have to worry about all that, that’s extra expense,” said Dixon.

Builders are becoming landlords by renting their housing developments. Diana Olick | CNBC


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Iranian officials say 17 alleged US spies captured, some sentenced to death

Elizabeth Warren says ‘warning lights are flashing’ for the next…”Whether it’s this year or next year, the odds of another economic downturn are high — and growing,” Warren says. Politicsread more


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Iranian officials say 17 alleged US spies captured, some sentenced to death

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Facebook user engagement keeps growing despite numerous scandals

Despite Facebook’s numerous scandals, privacy lapses and service outages, user engagement has been on an upswing through the first half of 2019, according to the company’s own tools provided to advertisers. In the U.S., monthly median engagement levels between Jan. 3 and July 18 increased as follows:Posted comments rose from 6 to 8. “Facebook’s data, algorithms and use of machine learning have continued to improve,” said Daniel Newman, principal analyst at Futurum Research, which focuses on digi


Despite Facebook’s numerous scandals, privacy lapses and service outages, user engagement has been on an upswing through the first half of 2019, according to the company’s own tools provided to advertisers. In the U.S., monthly median engagement levels between Jan. 3 and July 18 increased as follows:Posted comments rose from 6 to 8. “Facebook’s data, algorithms and use of machine learning have continued to improve,” said Daniel Newman, principal analyst at Futurum Research, which focuses on digi
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Facebook user engagement keeps growing despite numerous scandals

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France.

Even though Facebook often finds itself in hot water in Washington and the media, users don’t seem to care.

Despite Facebook’s numerous scandals, privacy lapses and service outages, user engagement has been on an upswing through the first half of 2019, according to the company’s own tools provided to advertisers.

The rise in engagement is good news ahead of the company’s second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, which comes after tense congressional hearings over the Facebook’s proposal to implement a digital cryptocurrency called Libra.

Specifically, Facebook has seen an increase in the median number of comments, likes and ads clicked by users on the service from January to July, according to Audience Insights, a Facebook tool that is used by advertisers to gather data about specific demographics they can target with ads.

In the U.S., monthly median engagement levels between Jan. 3 and July 18 increased as follows:

Posted comments rose from 6 to 8.

Posts liked rose from 9 to 13.

Ads clicked rose from 13 to 17.

Across the globe, the monthly median increase was similar:

Posted comments rose from 4 to 5.

Likes rose from 9 to 13.

Ads clicked rose went from 8 to 11.

The data is based on a rolling measurement of activity over the previous 30 days.

“Facebook’s data, algorithms and use of machine learning have continued to improve,” said Daniel Newman, principal analyst at Futurum Research, which focuses on digital technology. “This means that users are seeing more and more relevant content, and this of course leads to more engagement on the platform.”

Facebook claims 2.7 billion monthly users across its suite of services, including 1.56 billion daily Facebook users, but the company has seen its user growth begin to slow or stall in key markets, including the U.S. and Europe.

A key growth area for Facebook is the company’s Stories features, which are full-screen photos and videos users can post on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. The company in April said its Stories features each have more than 500 million daily users.

“The growth of users has slowed, so keeping the customers it has engaged longer is key to being able to keep the paying customers — the advertisers — engaged, too,” said Kim Forrest, chief investment officer of investment firm Bokeh Capital.

“The company has a way of making even tough situations good when it comes to Wall Street,” Newman said. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see that trend continue.”

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Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells Iran

Elizabeth Warren says ‘warning lights are flashing’ for the next…”Whether it’s this year or next year, the odds of another economic downturn are high — and growing,” Warren says. Politicsread more


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Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells Iran

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Microsoft says its Teams app is bigger than Slack and growing faster

Tobias Schwarz | AFP | Getty ImagesMicrosoft’s answer to the trendy team chat app Slack has exceeded Slack in regular usage after only two years on the market. Slack, whose app became publicly available in 2014, no longer discloses that figure; in 2017 it said there were 9 million weekly active Slack users. A chart Microsoft released suggests that Teams is growing faster than Slack in terms of daily users, despite being larger. Using email properlySince March 2017, Microsoft has included Teams i


Tobias Schwarz | AFP | Getty ImagesMicrosoft’s answer to the trendy team chat app Slack has exceeded Slack in regular usage after only two years on the market. Slack, whose app became publicly available in 2014, no longer discloses that figure; in 2017 it said there were 9 million weekly active Slack users. A chart Microsoft released suggests that Teams is growing faster than Slack in terms of daily users, despite being larger. Using email properlySince March 2017, Microsoft has included Teams i
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Microsoft says its Teams app is bigger than Slack and growing faster

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Microsoft’s answer to the trendy team chat app Slack has exceeded Slack in regular usage after only two years on the market. On Thursday the company revealed a statistic it had previously kept to itself: The Teams service has more than 13 million daily active users, which puts it ahead of Slack’s last reported number of 10 million daily users in the three months that ended on Jan. 31. On a weekly basis, Teams has 19 million active users. Slack, whose app became publicly available in 2014, no longer discloses that figure; in 2017 it said there were 9 million weekly active Slack users. A chart Microsoft released suggests that Teams is growing faster than Slack in terms of daily users, despite being larger. The success of Teams, at least in relation to Slack, is an example of how Microsoft can make hits out of young products just by distributing it to its large collection of existing customers. The company has done this in the past with software like Internet Explorer in Windows and SharePoint in Office. In addition, teams is part of the Commercial Cloud category that investors watch closely; in the most recent quarter Microsoft’s Commercial Cloud revenue grew 41%. Shares of Slack haven’t ended any day higher than the $38.62 closing price on the day of the company’s market debut, June 20.

Using email properly

Since March 2017, Microsoft has included Teams in companies’ subscriptions to the Office 365 bundle of productivity software at no additional charge. In Teams, people can make calls and exchange messages with teammates, and work on Word and Excel files without switching to different applications. Later in 2017, Microsoft introduced a software bundle called Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10, Office 365 subscription-based productivity apps and mobility and security tools. “Teams, I think, is a canonical example of the flagship of the Microsoft 365 product, which is person-centered, customer-centered,” said Rajesh Jha, Microsoft’s executive vice president for experiences and devices, and the person responsible for Office at the company. “You select the group that you’re doing a project in or you’re working with, and all the tools and the applications and the context all comes to you there.” Microsoft uses it internally, too — including the senior leadership team that includes Jha alongside CEO Satya Nadella and finance chief Amy Hood. “We’ve got a Teams group, and not only are our meetings and our chats integrated in there, but our business dashboards, our shared documents or any other business process that we interact with is all in that same context of the Teams scaffolding,” Jha said. One such business process, he said, is a playbook for business continuity that Microsoft’s IT team built. Nadella is all about having Microsoft operate as one company, a conscious break against its historical tendency to break into warring silos, Jha said. So instead of having many one-on-one conversations, Nadella meets with Jha and the others on the senior leadership team for hours every Friday. This is reflected in how the group uses Teams. Jha said the group uses “less DMs [direct messages between individuals] and much more group messaging, much more shared context in the documents and business dashboard.” He added that he communicates with the leaders in his team in a similar fashion. Jha said he personally prefers Teams to email — he particularly appreciates the ability to react to messages through emojis in a more lightweight fashion than one can over email — although he also oversees Microsoft’s popular email programs, including Exchange and Outlook.

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He said Teams has helped email get used for the right things inside Microsoft. In certain contexts Jha is seeing less email communication, although he stopped short of saying he’s getting less email altogether after adopting Teams. “When I talk to customers or partners, or when I’m not logically in kind of a group with people where there’s sporadic, intermittent interaction, email is still the tool. But when I’m in the senior leadership team or my leadership team, or I’m in some project that’s about to launch in those groups, rather than going back and forth in email, it’s much more efficient to have the chats, the transcripts of meetings we’ve been in, the dashboards, the files, all of that in one place,” Jha said. The Teams user base even includes Microsoft co-founder and board member Bill Gates. “He’s a big email guy, but he’s started to use Teams as well,” Jha said. “It’s good to see that.”

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Medical bills are a growing concern for cancer patients

Cancer can take a significant toll on your health, your work, your family – and, increasingly, your wallet. There are currently an estimated 16.9 million people in the U.S. who have received a cancer diagnosis. For them, the disease comes with many disproportionate hardships, from the physical and the emotional to the financial. Not only is cancer one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat, but even those with good medical insurance face an added burden from other aspects of treatment


Cancer can take a significant toll on your health, your work, your family – and, increasingly, your wallet. There are currently an estimated 16.9 million people in the U.S. who have received a cancer diagnosis. For them, the disease comes with many disproportionate hardships, from the physical and the emotional to the financial. Not only is cancer one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat, but even those with good medical insurance face an added burden from other aspects of treatment
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Medical bills are a growing concern for cancer patients

Cancer can take a significant toll on your health, your work, your family – and, increasingly, your wallet. There are currently an estimated 16.9 million people in the U.S. who have received a cancer diagnosis. For them, the disease comes with many disproportionate hardships, from the physical and the emotional to the financial. Not only is cancer one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat, but even those with good medical insurance face an added burden from other aspects of treatment, such as travel expenses and increased time off from work.

What is a problem is when the cost of care is a shock. Janet de Moor program director at the National Cancer Institute


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I tried out a vegetarian diet for 21 days. Here’s what I learned about the growing meatless movement

In fact, plant-based food is so popular in this town that many joints would advertise: “Try our vegan burger!” “That stigma of tofu vegan food is not here,” she said. “Whereas plant-based food is the food of the animals, it’s the food that you should let the animals eat. “So a lot of people choose to eat meat, or consume meat, even though they sometimes would be open to consuming the plant-based alternate.” The ‘flexitarian’ dietAt the end of three weeks, I soon began eating meat again, but not


In fact, plant-based food is so popular in this town that many joints would advertise: “Try our vegan burger!” “That stigma of tofu vegan food is not here,” she said. “Whereas plant-based food is the food of the animals, it’s the food that you should let the animals eat. “So a lot of people choose to eat meat, or consume meat, even though they sometimes would be open to consuming the plant-based alternate.” The ‘flexitarian’ dietAt the end of three weeks, I soon began eating meat again, but not
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I tried out a vegetarian diet for 21 days. Here's what I learned about the growing meatless movement

From Beyond Meat going public to Burger King rolling out a plant-based burger, and Tyson Foods recently announcing plant-based nuggets, one thing is becoming clear: a meatless revolution is upon us. To see where the future of food could potentially be heading, I tested out a vegetarian diet for three weeks — quite the challenge for someone who includes meat in nearly every meal. Adding to the difficulty of the task, it took place in a part of the world where meat consumption is high: Asia.

14 days on the island of Bali

The first two weeks were spent in a surfer and yoga town — Canggu — on the island of Bali, Indonesia. It was surprisingly easy as vegetarian and vegan restaurants were everywhere I looked. In fact, plant-based food is so popular in this town that many joints would advertise: “Try our vegan burger!” or “Now offering vegan Pad Thai!” It has created an opportunity for business owners like Sophia Made, who opened Plant Cartel, a fully vegan fast-food restaurant. Although, unlike many, you’d never know it’s vegan from the outside or the menu board. “We’re happiest when a lot of people come in and they don’t even really realize what they’re eating is plant-based,” Made told CNBC. “You know, we’re not trying to trick people.” Made wants to change the perception that such food is just for vegans. “That stigma of tofu vegan food is not here,” she said. “We wanted to normalize plant-based food and encourage both omnivores and vegans to come and eat here.” Many of the comfort food staples like burgers and hot dogs are created using seitan — a popular meat replacement made out of wheat gluten. At Plant Cartel, cheese is made from carrot and potato, and bacon is produced from eggplant. Made hopes that by creating everyday staples out of plants, it will inspire people to rethink the amount of meat they need to consume. While many of the meals I ate during my trial were salads and protein bowls, a place like Plant Cartel certainly made it easier to consume a vegetarian and vegan without feeling deprived. Two weeks into the experiment — while still having cravings to eat meat — I felt good and energetic nonetheless.

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7 days in Hong Kong, a meat lovers’ paradise

Next, I headed to Hong Kong — a city with one of the highest rates of meat consumption per capita — where I quickly discovered the options are much more limited. In Hong Kong, many restaurants I visited didn’t have any vegetarian options on their menu. When asked, however, some staff members would offer to swap out chicken or beef with tofu. There were also instances when an employee would mistakenly offer fish ball soup as an alternative to meat. I also found that an average business lunch in Hong Kong often consists of pork or beef in most dishes, and quickly realized that this vegan lifestyle is going to take a lot more work in this city. Manav Gupta, founder of Brinc, a venture capital firm, lives in the Asian city and has been a vegetarian his entire life. “Meat today, has been presented as a product that makes you feel more like a man, more like a human, gives you more protein, it’s nutritious,” he said. “Whereas plant-based food is the food of the animals, it’s the food that you should let the animals eat. And thus you should eat them,” he said. Gupta thinks that much of what people eat comes down to social acceptance. “If you go out to a restaurant, if you’re eating with your peers, they think that if you’re eating vegan or veg[etarian], it’s almost emasculating in many ways,” he said. “So a lot of people choose to eat meat, or consume meat, even though they sometimes would be open to consuming the plant-based alternate.”

The ‘flexitarian’ diet

At the end of three weeks, I soon began eating meat again, but not as frequently as before the experiment started. Naturally, there’s even an unofficial label for that kind of diet, referred to as ‘flexitarian’ — someone who eats primarily plant-based, but occasionally eats meat, too.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-20  Authors: uptin saiidi
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