Impossible Foods tests a fish-less fish protein

July 17, 2019 by  
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The alternative protein industry is booming and even predicted to take over the animal-based meat market in the next two decades. Leading plant-based protein brand Impossible Foods recently announced it is experimenting with a fish-less seafood product and expects it to be on shelves soon. The company is best known for patties made from heme-based protein that have surged in popularity and are even available on the Burger King and White Castle menus. Impossible Foods is currently experimenting with using alternative and lab-grown proteins that can be genetically modified to have a seafood-like taste and texture thanks to the heme. Heme is made from fermenting a genetically modified yeast and then injecting it with genetic material from soy plants. Related: Cell-based meat could replicate and replace shrimp, lobster and crab So far, heme protein is the most successful because of its seafood-like flavor. Impossible Foods used it to make a broth that tasted like anchovies and was part of a paella recipe. Apparently, the results were excellent. The company’s mission is to eliminate meat from diets in order to save the environment from the devastating meat industry. Agriculture is responsible for 9 percent of all greenhouse gases , and 4 percent of that is directly from livestock. Impossible Foods’ plan is to have a replacement or alternative protein for every animal-based meat option available by 2035. Impossible Foods is not the first to experiment with a fish-less seafood product. In fact, Good Catch already has an alternative tuna product in Whole Foods, Wild Type has a salmon product grown in labs and Gardein offers fish-less filets at retailers like Kroger and Target. “The only way we can succeed is to make fish from plants that is more delicious than the fish that’s strip mined from the ocean,” Pat Brown, chief executive of Impossible Foods, said, highlighting the devastating impact that overfishing has on ocean ecosystems and fisheries . The United Nations estimates that 60 percent of the worlds fisheries are overfished. + Impossible Foods Via People Image via Impossible Foods

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The 10 most viral Inhabitat stories of the year

January 1, 2017 by  
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Why do some online articles go viral and reach millions of readers around the world? Emotional engagement has a lot to do with it. Some tug on the heart, like this devastating photo of an emaciated polar bear that swept over social media in the past few months. Others inspire us to dream of a brighter future, like Dallas’ plans to create one of the largest urban nature parks in America . And others are just plain crazy – like Norway’s proposal for the world’s first floating underwater traffic tunnels and China’s smog-sucking vacuum tower (which may actually be working)! Here were the most viral Inhabitat stories of 2016 – vote for your favorite: [poll id=114]

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous untold story of e-waste

June 24, 2016 by  
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 60 million tons of electronic waste is dumped in landfills every year. In Agbogbloshie, Ghana one of the world’s largest e-waste burial grounds houses thousands of tons of electronics. The soil is a breeding ground for lead poisoning. Children as young as seven years-old sort through this waste on a daily basis, causing chronic health problems and crippling injuries. See the infographic below for an in-depth look at this devastating epidemic. Graphic courtesy Ecogreen IT Recycling. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Janet Echelman’s dazzling aerial sculpture maps the devastating power of an earthquake

December 14, 2015 by  
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New Orleans $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

August 25, 2015 by  
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An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29, 2005 were not a natural disaster, they were a man-made one caused by the failure of levee systems designed to protect the city. In the wake of the devastating storm, President Bush was told the Army Corps of Engineers would “look into” building Category 5 storm protection for New Orleans, and President Obama later stated such protection was an “ultimate goal” for the city. But as a report by Bob Marshall at The Lens and Politifact has determined, the levee system that currently protects the Big Easy is a “compromise” on that goal. Read the rest of New Orleans $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

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Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

July 21, 2015 by  
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Wildfires regularly rage in California over the hot and dry summer months, but this year firefighters are finding an additional obstacle:  drones . Firefighters have been working overtime to put out what has been clocked as the worst wildfire season thus far. But emergency aircrafts are reporting that news drones have been doing more harm then good, getting in the way of those who are trying to put out the fires. During the devastating fire in Los Angeles that torched vehicles on I-15, firefighters reported that drones prevented them from doing their job for nearly a half hour while the fire raged out of control. Read the rest of Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

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Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies

March 31, 2014 by  
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Following the devastating 2011 tsunami , Japan’s Fomm designed an electric vehicle that can protect people in areas susceptible to flash floods or tsunamis. The Concept One electric car is not only the “world’s smallest class four-seater electric vehicle,” but it can also can float like a boat. Read the rest of Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amphibious vehicle , electric floating car , electric motor , floating car , fomm , fomm concept one , green car , green transportation , Japan , tsunami        

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries

March 25, 2014 by  
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Did you know that some fisheries throw back almost 63% of the sea life that is hauled onto boats? A recent Oceana report reveals the horrifying cost of by-catch in nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the US, and the organization also launched an accompanying infographic that details the most devastating fishing techniques and the species at risk – including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. The infographic also offers solutions to reduce by-catch and preserve the world’s oceans – check it out after the jump! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch , bycatch , dirtiest us fisheries , environmental destruction , environmental issues , fishery , infographic , ocean life , Oceana , oceans , sea life , sustainable fishing , water issues        

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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

October 31, 2012 by  
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With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover —New Yorkers have certainly learned the devastating impact that hurricanes can have on the iconic city. Scientists have been warning of such dangers for over a decade, but as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo explained in a recent radio interview “The construction of this city did not anticipate these kinds of situations. We are only a few feet above sea level.” And with several studies citing sea level rise as a source of even greater threats to NYC, the question now is now can the city adapt and better prepare for such storms. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew cuomo , climate central , Climate Change , disaster preparedness , global warming , hurricane irene , hurricane nyc , Hurricane Sandy , nyc disaster , sea level rise

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Ten Geothermal Wells Heat and Cool this Swooping Blue Ridge House in Virginia

October 31, 2012 by  
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