The Fitness column last Thursday, about nutritional supplements for exercisers, overstated Dr. Teri M. McCambridge’s role at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the chairwoman of its council on sports medicine and fitness, not the chairwoman of the entire academy. The article also referred incorrectly to nitric oxide; although caffeine is often added to supplements that contain it, it is not a caffeine-based stimulant. And a picture caption with the article misidentified the exerciser who begins his morning workout by taking .-Xplode. As the article correctly reported, he is Michael Deutsch not Alex Feintuch, who is shown in the picture.
Low consumer acceptability is a major concern for researchers developing cultured meat. Researchers from the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University state that in order to be widely adopted from a cultural standpoint, engineered meat will need to be similar or superior to natural meat in color, aroma, flavor, texture and tenderness. Some experts indicate that most people who don’t support cultured meat doubt the product could be appetizing. Additionally, natural products are a growing consumer desire and creating a cultured meat product distinctly moves away from this trend.