Philadelphia Wants To Tax Housing Construction to Make Housing Cheaper

Philadelphia Wants To Tax Housing Construction to Make Housing Cheaper

Philadelphia is hoping to join the growing rank of cities that seek to bring down housing costs by piling more taxes and fees on new housing development. This week the Philadelphia City Council is expected to impose a 1 percent tax on new construction projects in the city. The tax is supposed to raise roughly […]

Craft beer may get cheaper thanks to GM yeast with hoppy flavour

Craft beer may get cheaper thanks to GM yeast with hoppy flavour

Matt Cardy / Getty By Sam Wong A GENETICALLY engineered yeast makes beer taste of hops – without any actual hops. The yeast could help make brewing beer cheaper and more sustainable. Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They give floral and bitter flavours to beer, but their high cost contributes […]