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Today’s Solutions: June 22, 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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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 is simple and straightforward. When customers order Read More...

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Study suggests plant-based diets could be a healthy option for dogs

In the quest to lower carbon emissions, people’s interest in plant-based diets is growing, due to the fairly common knowledge that eating meat and animal byproducts, especially beef and dairy, is very resource-intensive.  The conversation around feeding our beloved pets plant-based chow is Read More...

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This dating app connects vegans and vegetarians

These days, the dating scene can be an overwhelming place to be. With all the potential connections that we quite literally have at our fingertips, we have way more people to vet than we did in the past.  Although the number of people embracing plant-based diets is growing, for vegans and Read More...

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10 key ingredients for your plant-based pantry

Committing to cutting down on meat, or switching to a plant-based diet altogether, is good for you and is a more sustainable choice for the environment. Let’s face it, though, the texture and taste of meat and meat byproducts are hard to adequately replace with alternatives like tofu or Read More...

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Plant-based pleasure—why vegans have better sex

It’s common knowledge in the emoji world that fruits and veggies (peaches and eggplants) have a sexy rep—but could the sexiness of plant-based foods translate to real life? The answer is yes. We’ve shared many stories about how eating more plants is better for the planet and our bodies, Read More...

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Restaurant messaging can help consumers choose plant-based meals

Most people will agree (regardless of their personal diets) that on the whole, the livestock and meat production industry is certainly not climate-friendly. The food industry alone accounts for more than a third of the world’s total annual planet-heating emissions, and a big chunk of that comes Read More...

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The plant-based fast food movement continues to grow

As the world continues to focus on strategies to reduce carbon emissions and our impact on the environment, plant-based fast food is gaining more traction across the restaurant industry. The presence of new companies such as California-based Plant Power Fast Food is propelling the concept of Read More...

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Michelin showers stars on several plant-based restaurants this year

In January of this year, a Michelin star was awarded to a fully vegan restaurant for the first time in fine-dining history. The restaurant, called ONA, is run by Claire Vallee, who opened her doors in 2016. We wrote about Vallee’s impressive rise to the top despite being denied bank loans due to Read More...

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Suffering from hot flashes? Another reason to go vegan

If you or if someone you know is going through menopause, then you likely are probably familiar with the inconvenient and uncomfortable issue of hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms include night sweats, hot flashes, and flushes, and an estimated 80 percent of Read More...