Today’s Solutions: August 10, 2022

It was only a couple years ago that faux-meat was a niche outsider in the world of food. These days, meat alternatives are going full-blown mainstream after the second fast-food chain in two weeks announced new menu items that are made using plant-based meat. The trend started when Burger King announced a new partnership with Impossible Foods to offer a new meatless burger. Now Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco has quickly followed suit by selling tacos with Beyond Meat. Starting April 25, the new “Beyond Tacos” will be available in all 580 stores. So, why are fast-food chains suddenly opting for meatless products? For their part, the chains are eager to partner with the startups because customers are increasingly seeking out meat alternatives, including for health reasons. Chains know there’s profit to be made here. This is a hugely encouraging shift for those who want to see meat alternatives replace actual meat because of concerns over animal cruelty or climate change. If plant-based meat scales up, it could help save hundreds of thousands of animals from suffering on factory farms, and it could fight global warming by reducing the number of methane-producing cattle. It could also combat other problems like antibiotic resistance.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Burger King Austria makes plant-based their “new normal”

Burger King Austria’s new campaign is boldly challenging the public’s expectation of what “normal” ought to be. In a climate-conscious world, making plant-based the default standard for burgers is quite a statement. The brand's experiment ... Read More

Irish beekeeper constructs colorful LEGO hive in his backyard

From cleaning out the basement to taking up bread making, people around the world have taken up new hobbies to fill their quarantined time. One creative bee-lover in Ireland decided to use the time to ... Read More

Instagram adds a field for your gender identity pronoun preferences

Instagram announced an exciting change to their platform in 2021—the introduction of a new field where users can specify their preferred gender identity pronouns on their profile. You can add up to four gender identity ... Read More

Your future rooftop could be made out of easy-to-install solar shingles

The roofs of the future may be made entirely out of solar panels. At least that’s the goal of GAF Energy, which has recently launched a new solar roof that it believes can revolutionize the ... Read More