A New Fuel for the Tailgate

Yes, it’s no longer summer grilling season. But how about tailgating or lighting the grill in the glow of early autumn with a new fuel? Agricycle, a company that repurposes agricultural waste, has introduced Tropicoal Ignition, effective charcoal briquettes for grilling that are made by smallholder farmers and women- and youth-led cooperatives throughout Africa from…

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Gin With a Hint of Mangosteen

Gin knows no boundaries. From its beginnings centuries ago, it has become a worldwide spirit distinguished by the presence of juniper. A new entry in the category — now riding a wave of popularity — is from Hanoi, Vietnam, with two gins bearing the Song Cai label. Each displays a different flavor profile; both are…

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Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots

Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a pro-business group in a state where vaccination rates lag nationally, is providing companies a “vaccination encouragement” tip sheet and awarding them bronze, silver or gold-level certificates, based on percentage of vaccinated employees. Employers can then flaunt their status to encourage customer traffic. “We…

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