“I spend nearly as much time talking about how I want to stop eating meat as I do eating it. I care about animals and the environment and, even more, virtue signaling about how much I care about animals and the environment. I just don’t want to make any effort or sacrifice any pleasure. Lucky for me, a slew of venture-backed companies want to help me with my lazy altruism. They envision a world where we sit down for dinner and brag that no animals were harmed in the production of this carbon-neutral porterhouse. They want to Impossible Burger our entire diet. They want me to shift from farm-to-table to lab-to-table.” The excellent Joel Stein (or as I like to call him, the other white meat) in the NYT: Could This Be the Lab-Made Dinner Party of Our Future?

+ “Customs authorities in Ohio say they intercepted a shipment of cereal earlier this month with a special frosting — cocaine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati reported finding 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine-coated cornflakes that had been shipped from South America.” (I wondered why I was able to finish writing today’s edition in less than a minute.) In fairness, cocaine coated cornflakes probably don’t get you that much more wired than Frosted Flakes.