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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Optimista is a DIY Renovation Project Featuring Sustainable Materials

January 11, 2013 by  
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Optimista is a family home remodel located in Phoenix, Arizona, named after its owner’s outlook on the future. The house renovation was treated as a DIY project that would employ not only custom furniture hand-built and installed by the occupants of the home, but sustainable elements that include low-flow plumbing, CFL/ LED lighting , sealed doors/windows, and participation in the local recycling program. Anything that was in the house previously and not reused was donated to charity. +   Optimista 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: built-in furniture , Colin Edward Slais , green home , green interiors , Green Remodel , green remodel ideas , optimisa

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