Earlier this week, I gained a surprising insight during a family dinner-table conversation.

One of my dad’s co-workers, whom I know quite well, is dyslexic. I’ve always known this about him but didn’t quite understand the severity of the condition, “because of spell check, Brandon’s emails are actually pretty good”…

I was a competitive jump roper throughout high school (yes, it’s a real thing). I was pretty good at it. I won a lot, held provincial records, and travelled the world to represent Team Canada for three years.

The biggest contributing factor towards winning was simple and obvious: Caring. I…

The world’s first lab-grown steak was produced last December by an Isreali company, Aleph Farms. Despite costing $50 and being only 5mm thick, food critics were pleasantly surprised by the familiar taste, texture and smell of the meat that was almost indistinguishable from farmed beef.

The world’s first lab-grown steak… the size of a credit card

It was an amazing accomplishment…

In the early 1930s, Australia’s sugar cane crops were being destroyed by large populations of cane beetles. In an attempt to stop these crop-eating bugs, hundreds of cane toads were shipped to Queensland in hopes that they would hunt the beetles. Not only did these poisonous toads devour the bugs…

Cassia Attard

Hey, I’m Cassia! I’m a 19 y/o starting a climate action company. In high school, I worked on climate tech projects like nanotech solar panels and lab-grown meat

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