Today’s Solutions: July 24, 2024

Why seaweed is the future of m

Why seaweed is the future of meatless burgers and renewable energy

Amanda Stiles and Beth Zotter, founders of the startup Trophic, are on a mission to develop the most sustainable supply chain for alternative protein in the world! Their key ingredient? Seaweed. Seaweed has been a staple in Asian diets for centuries because of its high quantities of protein and Read More...

Ditch beef: Beyond Meat’s ne

Ditch beef: Beyond Meat’s new plant-burgers are healthier and juicer

Just last week, we wrote a story about Pizza Hut becoming the first national pizza chain to offer plant-based toppings from Beyond Meat at all their locations. This week, we have more news from Beyond Meat after the faux-meat company unveiled new versions of its plant-based burgers that are both Read More...

You can now get plant-based bu

You can now get plant-based burgers shipped to your home

As the pandemic keeps more people at home, food companies have started embracing direct-to-consumer sales. Two of the latest companies to join the trend are Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, which means you can now get plant-based burgers shipped to your home. Of course, it would be a waste of Read More...

Love bacon? Then you should tr

Love bacon? Then you should try these mushroom-based bacon bits

While plant-based beef burgers may fool the taste buds of meat eaters, there’s no way anyone could mimic the taste of bacon without meat, right? Wrong. A food brand by the name of Hanley’s Foods has created a sustainable stand-in replacement for bacon using crispy mushrooms that taste Read More...

Another major fast-food chain

Another major fast-food chain has announced new items made of faux-meat

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 Read More...

This is what makes the Impossi

This is what makes the Impossible Burger look and taste like real beef

At the Optimist Daily, we tend to write quite a bit about meat alternatives. After all, getting people to eat less meat (thus creating less emissions) by offering faux meat that looks and tastes just like the real thing seems to be working pretty well. Just look at Impossible Foods, which has Read More...

Burger King is now offering Wh

Burger King is now offering Whoppers made from meatless patties

There used to be a great stigma surrounding plant-based burgers, but now it seems those days are long gone after fast food giant Burger King announced plans to offer vegetarian Whoppers made using meatless patties from Impossible Foods. At 59 locations in and around St. Louis, customers will be Read More...

Meat equals manliness. These f

Meat equals manliness. These faux meat startups are out to change this idea

Whether it’s an advertisement or a neighborhood BBQ, it’s common to hear people associate eating meat with being manly. In general, the food industry has masterfully trained consumers to think that eating meat is a sign of strength and confidence while meat alternatives such as tofu dogs are Read More...

How companies like Beyond Meat

How companies like Beyond Meat are changing the burger game for the better

Plant-based burgers are becoming more and more popular among the American people, as companies like Beyond Meat are getting increasingly better at producing vegan alternatives that look, taste, and even “bleed” like the real thing. Since their debut at Whole Foods in May 2016, Beyond Burger Read More...