The Van Trump Report

Month: May 2022

From Eighth-Grade Dropout to Donut King….the Story of Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts is an American institution that has spawned an untold number of copycats over the years. Since its creation in 1948, the company has grown from one shop in Massachusetts to over 11,000 locations across 37 countries. It was all the brainchild of an 8th-grade dropout named William Rosenberg who noticed that Americans really …

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Tobacco Could Have a New Role in Cultured Meat Production

Cultured meat has failed to keep pace with the plant-based protein industry, its main rival in the faux meat space. Some of the bigger hurdles cultured meat has been trying to overcome revolve around its reliance on animal-derived growth factors. Not only is it prohibitively expensive, but the fact that its production requires the slaughter …

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Helping Farmers Who Are Trying to Generate More Profit Per Acre… for Decades to Come

Most investors in agriculture tend to evaluate farmland value based on land appreciation and current or historical crop yields and revenues. But that approach can often miss how much potential revenue a given parcel of land has to reliably generate in the future.  “Propagate” is a new company that is helping farmers reduce business risks …

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Breed Alone is Not Enough to Determine How Awesome Your Dog Is

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of Americans. While many people are happy finding their best friend among the unwanted mutts at shelters, there are also those that prefer specific breeds. Often, that preference is based on assumptions about the breed’s underlying behavioral quirks. However, new research suggests that a dog’s breed might …

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