The Shortsighted Effort to Ban Lab-Grown Meat in Some States

Cell-cultivated meat—meat grown from animal cells rather than taken from slaughtered animals—seems to be the hottest topic in food right now. Everyone from veteran chefs to tech moguls seem eager to get involved. Lawmakers in a growing number of states, however, aren’t quite as jazzed about it. 

At the end of January, Florida’s House and the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill introduced by Republican Rep. Danny Alvarez that would not only ban the production and sale of cell-cultivated meat, but would make it a second-degree misdemeanor. If the bill is passed by the state Senate, effective this summer the culinary crime would be punishable with a fine of up to $1,000, plus suspension or closure of the restaurant, store, or other business in question. Similarl…

TikToker Teresa Smith Dead at 48 After Cancer Battle

In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2023

TikTok has lost a singing star.

Teresa Smith—known on the app as queenzziel0cthevoice—died Feb. 14 at her home in Stockton, Calif., after being diagnosed with cancer, her daughter Yolundria Rooks told TMZ. She was 48.

"It is with a heavy heart to announce that my mother The Icon, The Diva, Miss Teresa Smith also known as 'Queezielocthevoice' has suddenly passed away," Rooks later shared on a GoFundMe page. "Teresa has been loved by millions of family, friends and followers."

Her relatives are seeking donations to cover travel and funeral costs, with Rooks explaining that Smith "always wanted to go home to Macon, Georgia and be buried wi…