In Waai Weekly Impact we bring you the good news. Each week we curate three stories about positive impact worth sharing. See how others from all around the world inspire to make a difference.

Lab-grown chicken at home

Source: Triple Pundit

Last week you heard about fish meat from bioreactors. This week we tell you about Eat Just, the first company to introduce lab-grown chicken worldwide. Eat Just is working hard to deliver cultured chicken meat ready to eat right to your table. If you live in Singapore, you can use FoodPanda, Asia’s top grocery and food delivery platform, to order Good Meat from Eat Just. FoodPanda delivers each order on e-bikes in an eco-friendly packaging. The lab-grown meat has also been reported to have a less harmful impact on the environment. The procedure could decrease energy consumption by more than 50% and use 100 times less land than that needed to raise livestock. Livestock production is responsible for around 14% of greenhouse gas emissions. The partnership between Eat Just and Foodpanda increases awareness and interest for cultured meat and makes it available to thousands of homes.

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Using AI for beekeeping

Source: DataRoot Labs

Beewise, founded in 2018, based in Israel, helps beekeepers pollinate and produce honey by saving their bees, utilizing modern technology. Beewise uses AI, Computer Vision and robotics to help the beekeepers treat the hives remotely. Beekeepers usually visit the hive once a month, Beewise keeps an eye on the bees the rest of the month. This new technology helps the beekeepers to control five thousand hives at a time. The device itself is thermoregulated, when the hive gets too cold, it heats. The device also allows for a seamless way to take out the frame, so the bees are not disrupted. Bees are crucial to our global food supply, 75% of all the food we eat is pollinated by them. That’s why Beewise’s technology helps taking better care of bees.

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3D-printing wood

Source: Fast Company

Each year, an estimated 15 billion trees are cut down. Only some of that wood is logged sustainably. And much of each tree still ends up as waste. The startup Forust, part of a larger 3D printing company, Desktop Metal, wants to use wood waste for 3D-printing. The printed wood can be sanded and refinished just like regular wood, a product like chair or bowl can also be printed in its finished form. The printed wood can be mass-produced quickly at a large scale. One of the benefits is also the fact that they can print locally on demand, so there is no need for shipping long distances. If the product itself eventually breaks or wears down, it could be grounded out and reprinted into something new. This would make a circular process for wood possible.

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