How millennials are re-shaping the future of food

October 21, 2016 by  
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Take a look at what’s for dinner over the decades and you will find more veggies and less meat on people’s plates. Not only are health concerns associated with the standard American diet being taken more seriously, but studies are also showing that millennials’ deep concern for the environment is leading to a boom in vegetarian dining that may completely reshape the future of food. Ben McKean, founder and CEO of Hungryroot , predicted in an  Observer op-ed that vegetables will outshine meat by the year 2020. And the shift will largely be thanks to the millennial generation. A study from 2014 titled “Outlook on the Millennial Consumer” highlighted how members of this age group are choosing foods according to their conscience and paying closer attention to ingredients and their origins, spelling bad news for animal agriculture. Related: Artificially grown lab meat could reduce emissions by 96% Livestock produce 18 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire transportation sector combined. According to the United Nations, at least 26 percent of the world’s terrestrial surface is devoted to livestock grazing, a number that will only grow if the demand continues to soar. Simultaneously, the number of vegetarian restaurants and plant-based food products has grown significantly, thanks to a food revolution waged by younger generations. McKean argues that youngsters are not simply trading in meat for vegetables, but redefining what a “veg-centric” meal entails: equally delicious foods without the label of “alternative.” As climate change continues to intensify, the considerations of shifting the balance to more plant-based food is worth a closer look. Via Observer Images via Pixabay ( 1 , 2 )

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Join Jamie Oliver’s fight for children’s food education on Food Revolution Day, May 15

May 14, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Jamie Oliver is known around the globe as a guy who is passionate about food and, in particular, about food education at an early age. He’s battled for better school lunches, worked to teach kids what’s in their food, and campaigned against childhood obesity. Oliver’s gone one step further by naming May 15 as “ Food Revolution Day ,” a massive effort to rally people around the world to call for early food education, including growing and cooking their own food. Read the rest of Join Jamie Oliver’s fight for children’s food education on Food Revolution Day, May 15 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: children food education , early food education , food education in schools , food revolution , food revolution day , jamie oliver , jamie oliver petition , kids learning to cook , kids learning to grow food , may 15 , petition for food education

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Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

May 14, 2015 by  
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According to the Bee Informed Partnership , in 2014 beekeepers across the United States reported the second highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America’s food supply. Conducted in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the United States Department of Agriculture , the study surveyed 14.5 percent of the 2.74 million managed bee colonies in the country and found that 42.1 percent of bees died between April 2014 and April 2015. Oklahoma reported the highest losses at 63.4 percent, while Hawaii posted the lowest number at 14 percent. Read the rest of Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee die-offs , bee informed , bees , colony collapse disorder , environmental news , managed bee colonies , neonicotinoids , pesticides , pollinator die-offs , president obama , threat to food supply , US bee colonies

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How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought

May 14, 2015 by  
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If you’ve been paying any attention to California’s devastating drought , chances are you’ve shared—or at the very least encountered—some of the growing rage towards Nestlé ‘s ongoing, largely unchecked water bottling operation in the parched state. While Starbucks recently announced they would transfer their Ethos water bottling facility from California to Pennsylvania, Nestlé CEO Tim Brown said: “Absolutely not. In fact, if I could increase [water bottling operations], I would.” As Governor Jerry Brown enacts the state’s first water restrictions , it’s time to demand that Nestlé cease its bottled water operation – sign this petition to make your voice heard ! STOP NESTLE FROM BOTTLING CALIFORNIA’S WATER > Read the rest of How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arrowhead , bottle water , california drought , groundwater , groundwater desert , jerry brown , morongo , Nestlé , pure life , san bernardino , tim brown , water cost , water ethics , water price , water restrictions , water shortage

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This Star Wars retrofitted Volkswagen van is just the droid you’re looking for

May 14, 2015 by  
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The classic Volkswagen Camper Van has been given custom paint jobs for almost as long as it’s been around. Admittedly, the vast majority of those alterations done by the free-loving, tie-dyed and Deadhead crowds. But mimaki cg60 —an Instructables user in Brazil—had slightly different plans for his family’s beaten up VW; as he puts it, after a marathon viewing of Star Wars he found exactly the droid he was looking for. About 50 hours of Photoshop work went into recreating all of R2-D2 ‘s various components, which were then printed onto vinyl to provide a modular custom car wrap. The project isn’t quite finished yet—so if you have thoughts on hubcaps, or whether or not a Millennium Falcon should be added atop the bus, head over to mimaki cg60′s Instructables page! Via CNET Image via mimaki cg60 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: custom car design , instructables star wars , r2-d2 , r2-vw , r2-vwvw camper van , r2d2 van , star wars , star wars tribute , vinyl wrap car , volkswagen camper , volkswagen van , vw camper van

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

May 14, 2015 by  
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Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air . Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful air-borne toxins and pollutants . NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to identify the best air-filtering indoor plants, all of which commonly found at local flower shops, to help guide us in our purchasing decisions. Even better, Love The Garden created an infographic that lists 18 NASA-recommended plants for improving air quality as well as the common toxins that each plant can treat. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air filtering houseplants , Clean Air Study , houseplants , houseplants improve air quality , infographic , nasa , reader submitted content

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

May 14, 2015 by  
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Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re wasting electricity, and it’s costing us big time. Vampire power, or standby power, is the energy wasted by appliances and other electronic gadgets that are drawing power when not actually in use. It’s costing Americans $19 billion annually, according to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council. Read the rest of Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: how to lower utility bill , how to lower your electric bill , how to save energy , how to save money on electricity , standby power , Vampire Power , wasted energy , wasted power

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