One Cool Thing: Fungus Among Us

One Cool Thing: Fungus Among Us

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 […]

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Dietary Guidelines Influenced By Food and Beverage Industry

Dietary Guidelines Influenced By Food and Beverage Industry

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The national Dietary Guidelines for America set standards for what food gets produced and consumed, but it’s influenced by big food corporations — to the detriment of Americans’ health. The latest set of guidelines was released at the very end of 2020 after five years of work. As Civil […]

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Beyond Meat and Pepsi Collaborate on Plant-Based Products

Beyond Meat and Pepsi Collaborate on Plant-Based Products

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Beyond Meat and Pepsi have announced a new partnership to develop and distribute planet-based foods and beverages. This union will allow Beyond Meat to distribute and market their plant-based meat alternatives on a global scale.  Why This Matters: With PepsiCo’s help, Beyond Meat will be able to bring new […]

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Food Emissions are the Dark Horse of Climate Change, New Report Shows

Food Emissions are the Dark Horse of Climate Change, New Report Shows

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer In a report released Thursday, scientists say that if swift action is not taken to reduce emissions from food production, the world risks missing the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement. According to the researchers, even if fossil fuel emissions were immediately halted, rising greenhouse gas emissions from […]

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This Year, Should You Pardon the Turkey?

This Year, Should You Pardon the Turkey?

A vegetarian or even vegan Thanksgiving does not have to be a sacrifice!  This year, there are more ways to prepare a meatless Thanksgiving meal, with recipes in abundance (keep reading).  And more Americans than ever are preparing meat-free meals this Thanksgiving, according to Time Magazine — due to climate change and health reasons.

Why This Matters:  Time reports that a Neilsen poll taken in December 2018 found that more than 60% of Americans are willing to cut back on their meat consumption in order to personally reduce their carbon footprint.

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Interview With Nicole Marquis, Founder HipCityVeg

If you live in Philadelphia or Washington D.C. and have never tried plant-based restaurant HipCityVeg, what are you waiting for? We got a chance to check out HipCity’s newest DC location in Dupont Circle and ask founder Nicole Marquis some questions about what sets her restaurant apart and why even meat lovers can’t get enough. […]

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