Opinion: Are Meatless “Burgers” Really a Healthy Alternative?

Summer is the perfect time to get together with family and friends while cooking burgers on the grill, but this year there may be a new offering on the party menu: fake meat. Once derided as discs that taste like cardboard, veggie burgers have seen a recent resurgence. A number… Read More
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How to Make Plant-Based Meat at Home

Ever wonder if you can make fake meat at home? You can—provided you have the industrial ingredients handy. Methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, and dipotassium phosphate are some of the ingredients you can find in synthetic, plant-based meats. How does it all look? Watch the video below to see. Read More
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Are the new “plant-based” meats actually good for you?

Plant-based meat has taken grocery stores, restaurant chains, and even the stock market by storm. You probably assumed it was healthy, too (after all…plants!). But it’s not. Not even close. Here are all the reasons why “plant-based” does NOT mean healthy, and a first-ever Plant-Based Meat Ingredient… Read More
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Six ingredients that take the plant out of “plant-based”

Chances are you’ve heard of plant-based meat. The products have taken grocery stores and fast food chains by storm. But despite being called “plant-based”, these foods really aren’t the best choice for your body. Just look at the ingredients in The Beyond Burger, one of the most popular plant-based… Read More
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Nutrition experts weigh in on “plant-based” meat

Calling a food “plant-based” doesn’t mean it’s made with healthy vegetables. In fact, in so many of the products we looked at, ingredients like “wheat gluten” or “soy protein isolate” were the only remotely plant-like ingredients. And both of those are heavily processed, and don’t contain the nutrie… Read More
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When Vegetarian Is Less Sustainable

In the past year, dozens of commentators and news outlets have called for a global reduction of meat consumption in order to stave off climate change. But there’s a really important nuance to this decision when it comes to sustainability. Here’s an inconvenient truth: If your version of vegetarian e… Read More
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