Today’s bird weighs up to five times as much as 60 years ago, putting it on track to be the world’s protein of choice. Yet the rate of growth is slowing because of the fowl’s physical limits. That’s a recipe for lab-grown alternatives, just as regulators clarify the rules.
Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.