Why Are Our Waterways Shrinking?

We hear a lot about global warming and climate change.  So, it would be easy to step back, shrug our shoulders and blame them for the receding water.  There is, however, a more direct offender, cows.  Those peaceful, harmless pasture grazers on the side of the road might look insignificant.  They also look quite tasty…

True Sustainable Farmers Are Abandoning Livestock To Save The Planet

 Good News Notes: “Sustainability is a growing concern for people all over the world. Everybody wants to do their part to save the planet. That includes farmers. The United Nations has warned that the human race won’t be sustainable by 2100, because global warming will have significantly reduced the world food supply. This raises very serious concerns about…

Cancer prevention guideline emphasizes more physical activity, less meat and alcohol

 Good News Notes: “An updated American Cancer Society guideline increases the amount of weekly physical activity recommended to reduce cancer risk. The guideline — published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians — also suggests individuals reduce consumption of red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods and alcohol, and includes evidence-based strategies to reduce barriers to…

Taco Bell says it will add plant-based meat

Good News Notes: “Long before the Impossible Whopper at Burger King and  Beyond Meat chicken at KFC, Taco Bell filled a fast-food gap for vegetarians and vegans with its easy ability to swap beans for beef and its “fresco” style modification, which subs pico de gallo for dairy toppings such as sour cream and cheese. The…

Serve Plants to Save the Planet

 Good News Notes: “With holiday parties rapidly approaching, now is the time for environmental groups to walk the talk by adopting Earth-friendly menus for their events. The global scientific community agrees that we must reduce meat and dairy production to tackle the most pressing environmental disasters of our time. To do that, we have to…

JUST Buys 30,000-Foot Production Facility to Make Vegan Eggs Cheaper than Chicken Eggs

Good News Notes: “This week, California-based food technology startup JUST acquired a 30,000-square-foot production facility and 40 acres of land in Appleton, MN—making it the largest private employer in that city.” “The new facility will help the company scale its production of plant-based foods, such as its popular mung bean protein-based egg replacer JUST Egg,…

“Vegan” sneakers set to become one of the hottest sustainability trends in 2020

 Good News Notes: “Eco-friendly meatless food products shook up the fast food industry in 2019. Experts say next year’s game-changing trend in sustainable consumer goods may be plant-based — or “vegan” — athletic shoes.” “Last week, Reebok, owned by Adidas since 2005, unveiled the design for its first plant-based running shoe, the Floatride GROW, which…