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Is lab-grown meat actually 'vegan'?
Is lab-grown meat the future? Find out how it’s made, what it tastes like and when it might be available at a restaurant near you as we tour the lab at Ivy Farm Technologies. In this episode:
- How Ivy Farm select and grow animals’ muscle and fat cells
- Why growing cultivated meat is similar to brewing beer
- How does a lab-grown meatball cook?
- Why cultivated meat can be suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Why animals are ‘inefficient’ and converting plant calories into meat calories
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Does Ofsted need replacing?
Teachers and unions call for a pause in inspections following the death of headteacher Ruth Perry. Why school leaders are unhappy with one-word assessments. Calls and petitions to reform Ofsted. Our Education Editor Anna Davis explains what has caused this growing pressure on Ofsted, and Julie McCulloch from the ASCL union describes the changes they want the inspectorate to make. In this episode:Why are teachers and unions so frustrated with Ofsted?Will this criticism impact how parents view Ofsted reports?Why unions are calling for a pause in inspectionsDo one-word assessments need to be replaced?Follow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast
Met Police: Why London 'deserves better'
Met Police found to be ‘institutionally sexist, racist and homophobic’. Catalogue of failings recorded infecting every level of the force. How the protection of women had been “thrown out of the window”. Our Home Affairs Editor Martin Bentham explains why the Casey Report is the ‘worst in the Met’s history'. Plus Psychologist and CEO of Victim Focus, Dr Jessica Taylor, explains how negative cultures exist in police forces across the country. In this episode:The Casey Report’s worst findings explainedWhat recommendations has Baroness Dame Louise Casey made?Why Dr Jessica Taylor wasn’t surprised by the findingsHow hierarchical workplace dynamics can breed negative culturesFollow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast
How banking panic could hit London
Thousands of City jobs are at risk after UBS confirmed a takeover of its arch-rival Credit Suisse in a £2.6 billion deal. Credit Suisse is the most significant recent failure of a 'crisis of confidence' that has also seen the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US - sparking concern over the global banking sector.The Evening Standard’s Financial Editor, Simon English, explains the significance of the latest developments and what this all means for London as well as for you.