plant-based

3 Research Questions Could Hold the Key to Sustainable Eating

3 Research Questions Could Hold the Key to Sustainable Eating

By Sarah Reinhardt When it comes to healthy eating, there’s a lot we already know. Just take a look at the scientific report issued by the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the group of scientific experts behind the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At 835 pages, the report spans a rigorous review of […]

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    It’s Time to Rethink What We Eat, Annual Meat Consumption Report Argues

    It’s Time to Rethink What We Eat, Annual Meat Consumption Report Argues

    “Industrial meat production is not only responsible for precarious working conditions, it also pushes people off their land, leads to deforestation, biodiversity loss and the use of pesticides — and is also one of the main drivers of the climate crisis.” Such were the words of Barbara Unmüssig of green think tank, the Heinrich Böll […]

    This Start-Up Believes Seaweed Can Change the World

    This Start-Up Believes Seaweed Can Change the World

    By Karen Scofield Seal Demand for plant-based food and nutrition is growing. According to recent retail sales data, grocery sales of plant-based foods in place of animal products grew 29% in the U.S. to $5 billion between 2017 and 2019. Sustainably farmed seaweed could help meet this need, while also providing compostable, marine-safe packaging. UK-based […]

    Will Plant-Based Meat Become the New Fast Food?

    Will Plant-Based Meat Become the New Fast Food?

    By Neil King and Gabriel Borrud A new report published by the market research company Packaged Facts suggests that 23% of American consumers have eaten plant-based meat products — and an additional 37% are interested in trying them. Is this the future? Bruce Friedrich is the founder and executive director of the Good Food Institute […]

    10 Myths About Plant-Forward Eating

    10 Myths About Plant-Forward Eating

    By Emily Payne The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that diet-related diseases like obesity, diabetes, and hypertension lead to an increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection. As the pandemic wears on, eaters are preparing more food at home and focusing on healthier meals. Cooking and recipe website traffic […]

    Serve Plants to Save the Planet

    Serve Plants to Save the Planet

    By Jennifer Molidor, PhD Climate change, habitat loss and pollution are overwhelming our planet. Thankfully, these enormous threats are being met by a bold new wave of environmental activism. But there’s one place where our movement hasn’t brought mass extinction and the climate crisis to the table: The literal tables at environmental events — from […]

    Should Plant-Based Proteins be Called ‘Meat’?

    Should Plant-Based Proteins be Called ‘Meat’?

    By Melissa Kravitz Fried chicken, bacon cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza aren’t uncommon to see on vegan menus—or even the meat-free freezer section of your local supermarket—but should we be calling these mock meat dishes the same names? A new Missouri law doesn’t think so. The state’s law, which forbids “misrepresenting a product as meat that […]