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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. Tofurky, the tofu turkey replacement, may not be for everyone, but the company now sells 400,000 roasts each holiday season. Turkey has historically been part of the national “culture” of the Thanksgiving holiday, down to the President’s turkey pardon. In war times during the last century, going meatless was seen as a patriotic duty. Who knows, maybe that sentiment can take hold again. This year, I (Monica) will one of the growing number of Americans who will be making salmon as an alternative for those who want to go meatless in our house.
Country Living Magazine’s October 14 issue featured 42 of the “Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes for a Meatless Turkey Day Dinner”
But a Reuters story reprinted by The New York Times claims that some are still not satisfied — they want the flavor of turkey without the meat and that there still is not a plant-based alternative that “hits the mark for turkey flavor and texture the same way plant-based options have nailed the beef target.”
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer With drought continuing in the West, and the summer’s historic floods throughout Europe, the world is wondering how climate change will also affect the way we eat. This controversial question was addressed by agriculture experts, NGOs, government officials, and corporate leaders at Peas, Trees, and 1.5 Degrees, a Climate […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In the lead-up to today’s United Nations Food Systems Summit, young activists spoke about their priorities for the global gathering at yesterday’s Food is the Future event. At the event, youth representatives from worldwide interviewed adult peers in the world of food system work. In an effort to […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Investing in small-scale local farm activities can take on rural poverty, sustainability, and nutrition challenges according to a report released today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development. The report, Transforming Food Systems for Rural Prosperity, recommends supporting all elements of food production, not just growing crops. Expanding […]
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