As if yesterday’s good news was not enough!
Proof Meat Alternatives Are Better: Producing Beef Creates 90 Percent More Greenhouse Gas Emissions
If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is! But in this case the news is all good. Lots more interesting and exciting facts and figures about ‘post-animal’ meat. The plant-based meat market is set to reach $5.2 billion by 2020. Wow!
The secret’s out… the meat industry is a destructive force and the time for change has come
According to a recently released study of the environmental impacts of 39 meat substitutes presented at the American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting, across the board, plant-based meat alternatives were found to be associated with substantially lower emissions than actual meat.
A research team found that while the emissions generated to produce a typical 8-ounce steak is equivalent to driving a small car for about 29 miles, replacing that steak with the same weight of a plant-based meat alternative is like driving the same car just three miles.
Vegan Meal Delivery Startup Veestro Raises $1.5M to Fuel Expansion
Veestro vegan meal delivery service recieves $1.5 million fundraising influx and shares how they will use the new capital.
Now more than ever, consumers are looking for more plant-based, ready-to-eat meal options
“As Americans learn more about how food is directly tied to our health and well-being, as well as the health of the planet, they are seeking better options, namely less meat, and more plant-based foods,” said Nil Zacharias, Co-Founder of One Green Planet. Additionally, he pointed out that “Millennials are driving this trend, because they care about things like health, as well as the environmental and social impact of their choices, but they also want fast, convenient food. With over $1 trillion in buying power, this consumer segment alone has the power to shape our food market and by offering healthy, plant-based meals in convenient packages, companies like Veestro are poised for enormous success.”