Five ways COVID-19 will change the food business

Eating at home more and sticking with online delivery or takeout are habits likely to persist even as pandemic measures ease, according to a University of Alberta expert.

Japan begins charging for plastic bags

Retailers in Japan began charging for plastic bags on Wednesday, a move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers' love for packaging and finally bringing the country in line with other major economies.

How will public spaces change as result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Restaurants, hair salons and retail businesses are reopening throughout the country—many under safety guidelines that call for outdoor seating at restaurants, social distancing, partitions between customers or between customers ...

Life on welfare isn't what most people think it is

When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance—food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help—they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and ...

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