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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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5 fun meat-free alternatives to put between those hotdog buns

Hot dogs are unusual culinary wonders that have captured many people’s hearts and appetites. In fact, in celebration of Independence Day on July Fourth, Americans will eat a whopping 150 million hot dogs. However, underlying their tastiness is the fact of the detrimental environmental impact of Read More...

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Schools across the US will soon serve Impossible Foods plant-based meat

The Optimist Daily is a big fan of alternative meat company Impossible Foods and we love to write about its progress as it continues to grow. We celebrated when the company obtained its FDA approval so it could sell its plant-based meat in grocery stores, and also when it expanded from meatless Read More...

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10 tasty alternatives to deli meats for your sandwiches

When you need to whip up a last-minute lunch for your kids, deli meats can seem like a savior. Just slap a slice of ham on bread, add some cheese, mustard, and lettuce, and you’re good to go. But for all the convenience that comes with deli meats, there are downsides for the health of your child Read More...

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Insects to become a common food item on European menus

When it comes to food, in Western societies insects don’t necessarily bear the most savory connotations. But in Europe, such perceptions may soon become a thing of the past as the EU’s Food Safety Authority is expected to make insects a common dish choice on restaurant menus. Within weeks the Read More...

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Will crickets be a main feature on menus in 2050?

By 2050 there will be an estimated 10 billion humans living on this planet. Beyond that being a lot of mouths to feed, those folks will be, on average, wealthier than today's population, with a taste for the foods found in regions like the US and Western Europe. But we simply don't have the Read More...

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Startup creates plant-based steak that looks like the real thing

Plant-based faux meat has gone mainstream lately and is steadily gaining much more acceptance among consumers, offering a healthy and eco-friendly alternative to real meat. However, whereas ground meats like hamburgers have been easy to recreate, mimicking whole cuts of meats has proven far more Read More...

Want a substitute for seafood?

Want a substitute for seafood? This magic plant tastes unmistakably like oysters

With an abundance of meat alternatives available on the market these days, it can be quite easy to remove meat from your diet. Fish, on the other hand, has very little alternatives. Whole Foods started selling faux-tuna recently, but that’s about it when it comes to seafood substitutes. Or at 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...

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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...

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Want to stop contributing to overfishing? Try this plant-based tuna alternative

In some regions in the world, overfishing is so bad that tuna production is on the verge of collapse. With that in mind, a food company has created a fish-free tuna alternative made from beans, legumes, and algae that tastes and feels like the real thing. Meat eaters have long had the benefit of Read More...