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Thousands of travelers go to Yellowstone National Park every year to explore the wonders of nature, and if they’re lucky, catch Old Faithful in the act. But what they don’t know is that beneath their feet, in the park’s hot springs, was a tasty fungus that could be the key to meatless snacking. “It was very, very high in protein. And it’s actually a very exciting protein because it’s a complete protein,” says Thomas Jonas, CEO of Nature’s Fynd, which calls itself a food company for optimists. “There are really not that many sources of complete protein out there.”
Already, research has shown that to fight climate change, the world will have to move toward plant-based diets and reduce meat consumption. Jonas says that fungus, not just plants, can play a role in increasing sustainability. Not only that, but consumers won’t have to sacrifice the things they love; he says, “we’ve been able to make things that range from chicken nuggets, hamburgers, breakfast sausages to yogurts and cheese.”
To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, we’ll need action from every sector, but the gaming industry hasn’t been a prominent warrior for climate action. In fact, the gaming industry accounts for about 2.4% of residential electricity use in the US each year, and produces as much carbon dioxide as 5 million cars. Now, a new […]
Today is the final day of Paris Fashion Week, and as the couture craze grips the city and fashion enthusiasts worldwide, some designers are taking sustainability to the next level. Stella McCartney — known for her vegetarianism, anti-fur and leather policy, and commitment to sustainability — centered mushrooms in her Paris show this week. […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and a number of US cities, including Washington DC, put pressure on the Biden Administration to implement stricter vehicle emissions standards. In August, the EPA announced a 10% increase in efficiency standards for 2023, and proposed a light vehicle fuel economy […]
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