The upscale restaurant and fine-dining scene is undergoing a major change. Over the past several years, a wave of well-known, upscale restaurants have announced transitions to plant-based menus. Many vegan and vegetarian restaurants — like Pietro Leemann’s Joia in Milan Italy, the first vegetarian restaurant to earn a Michelin star in Europe, or King’s Joy […]
A new study from The Good Food Institute (GFI), the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA) and SPINS, a wellness-focused data technology organization, has found that at U.S. grocery stores, plant-based food sales were three times higher than total food sales in 2021. According to the report, plant-based food sales increased 6.2% compared to previously record-high sales […]
If you’re tired of long, lonely nights ordering plant-based pizza at home, a new smartphone app hopes to change that. Vegpal is a dating app aimed at “cruelty-free connections” for singles who follow vegan or vegetarian diets. Launched in August 2021, Vegpal is picking up steam as a popular dating app for people who want […]
Food travels long distances – sometimes hundreds or thousands of miles – to reach our plates. Mapping the trajectory of many processed foods is to draw zig-zags across the globe, connecting faraway fields, factories, distribution centers, and store shelves. The concept of “food miles” was created in the 1990s to warn consumers of the connection […]
Vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free baking is booming, but for the occasional home baker who wants to make more sustainable treats, finding the right substitutions isn’t always easy. Sure, you could swap in some applesauce or your favorite plant-based butter, but baking is scientific — even a minor change can leave you with rock-hard cookies, soggy pies, or dry cakes.
Whether you’re not much of a home cook or you’ve been cheffing it up for years, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut on what to make. Not only that, but human diets today collectively take a huge toll on our environment. The pesticides and water used to grow food, the emissions required to transport it from fields across the world to your local grocery store … it all adds up to one major foodprint.
Sometimes it feels as if there’s not much we as individuals can do to help with the climate crisis. It’s as though our actions feel like drops in the bucket compared to the overwhelming threat of climate change. But, according to a new study, our actions can make an enormous difference in reducing emissions and […]
Eating a more plant-based diet isn’t just good for the planet. It could add years to your life as well. A new study published in PLOS Medicine on Tuesday found that opting for plants, fish, legumes and whole grains over red meats and processed foods could extend a human lifespan by up to 13 years. […]
Across more than 1,700 public schools in New York City, a new initiative aims to give children more plant-based meals with the launch of Vegan Fridays. Over 1 million students in grades K-12 will have plant-based lunch options at school on Fridays. The initiative was started by newly elected NYC Mayor Eric Adams, the city’s […]