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For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

… consumers who want to embrace a vegetarian or vegan diet but who also want to eat well? Never have they had so much choice. “It’s a real renaissance,” says Bob Goldberg. As a young idealist, Goldberg and three long-haired friends opened Follow Your Heart cafe in 1970 in Canoga Park when they had, he says, the right ideas but not the array of products they sell now. “For a vegetarian or a vegan … there are almost limitless possibilities” today, he says. To …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

By Sylvain Charlebois | August 22, 2015  What do Confucius, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? Well, not much professionally, but they were all vegetarians. Einstein once claimed: “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” With recent record meat prices, some might wonder if, all ethics aside, he had a point. On the supply side, consumers now have greater access to …

Vegetarian Frozen-Food Company Is Shaking Up the Fast-Food Status Quo

… aisle of the grocery store, microwaves won’t be found on the premises: Everything in the restaurant, even the burger buns, will be made from scratch. So, Why Should You Care? “You’re reading more and more about people cleaning up their ingredients,” Amy’s Kitchen cofounder and co-CEO Andy Berliner said in an interview with Fast Company. “I think it’s happening because consumers are demanding it. It obviously has a long way to go—it’s not easy to change something …

Flexitarian trend prompts growth in vegetarian products :: Industry News :: FoodProcessing

By FoodProcessing Staff | May 18, 2015 Previously viewed as tempeh-loving fringe dwellers, vegetarians are now far more widely accepted – so much so that as many as 26% of consumers now consider themselves to be ‘flexitarians’ (those who prefer a more plant-based diet but still eat meat occasionally), according to a Nutrition Business Journal survey. Food companies are now responding to the growing demand for vegetarian food offerings by releasing a greater variety of prepared …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

Sales of fake meat explode, but is it really better for you? – Fortune

By Mark Koba | May 11, 2015 Sales of meatless and vegetarian products are soaring, although only 7% of U.S. consumers call themselves vegetarian. The hunger for fake meat — or meatless meat — is getting bigger. So much so that the latest sales numbers of plant-based meat alternatives reached $553 million in 2012, representing a growth spurt of 8 percent from 2010. “We are doubling the business annually,” said Ethan Brown, CEO ofBeyond Meat, which makes non-animal food products like the …

Wendy’s testing veggie burger, and people like it | Metro

… systemwide, it would join chains like White Castle, Chipotle and Burger King in catering to meat-averse, health-conscious consumers. White Castle, which claims to be the first fast food chain in the US, made a vegetarian version of its popular slider sandwich a permanent menu item this year. Burger King offers a vegetable and grain-based, meat-free burger; Chipotle added shredded, spiced tofu sofritas to their roster of fillings for vegans and vegetarians earlier this year; and Subway too has a …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

… “eat less red and processed meat” pronouncement by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) was reported widely in mainstream media. It set off a heated debate about whether or not consumers should eat meat, a debate that included the standard name-calling by factory farm front groups, including the Farm Bureau, denouncing consumers and environmentalists (and their alleged pawns on the DGAC) for being “anti-meat” and “anti-farmer”. To continue reading …

Being vegan’s about ‘making positive changes’ | Stuff.co.nz

… finally eliminated chicken from my diet. I came to discover that a lot of us have the privilege to go plant-based and supplement our vitamin b12, iron and omega 3 in a variety of ways that are not derived from animals. I don’t believe in free-range farming, because to attach the term ‘ethical’ to exploitation and killing is a contradiction. As consumers, we have a choice in what we put in our mouths and on our bodies; it is more conducive to be vegan and contribute efforts to …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… their own versions mandating more humane housing. In a boost to better treatment, Burger King and other major players in the food service industry have committed to switching entirely to eggs laid by “cage-free” hens. consumers could inspire action to help chickens raised for meat, particularly in Congress, which could put chickens under the wing, so to speak, of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. When the public speaks with its dollars, companies listen and producers change their ways. …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

… consumers of the world. For all of us meat lovers out there though, as much as we accept everybody else’s choices, becoming a vegetarian is such a big commitment. Right? Environment I’m sure most of you are aware of the environmental issue of eating meat. Meat farms are one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases and in developed countries, they are the biggest source of water pollution. Meat production is a bigger environmental problem than all transport worldwide combined. Cars, …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

Meat-free producer Quorn Foods said it racked up record sales last month as consumers ditched fad diets in favour of healthy long-term options. The England-based firm, which employs 650, said sales lifted 8% to £14.6m in January as it sold more of its meat free sausages, mince and chicken style fillets. It said sales in the UK rose 6% to £10.9m in January, adding that revenues jumped 64% last month in the United States. The firm directly exports to 15 countries including Australia, Switzerland …

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron

Luxe bags that skip the leather and vegetarian getaways attract high-end consumers. From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today’s vegetarian and vegan consumers aren’t willing to compromise quality in their quest for a kinder lifestyle. At Gunas New York, an upscale vegan accessories boutique, the name of the game is “High Fashion, Zero Cruelty.” Owner Sugandh Agrawal, a vegetarian since childhood, founded the upscale vegan accessories boutique in 2009. After earning her …

LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015

… reputable study has ever shown an opposite result. But times are changing. Hundreds of schools, colleges, hospitals and corporate cafeterias, have embraced Meatless Monday. According to a Gallup poll, 22 percent of American consumers are avoiding meat and 12 percent are avoiding dairy products. Harris Interactive claims that 47 percent of American consumers are reducing consumption of animal products. Accordingly, plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products are growing explosively, …

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe: Glamour.com

To some folks, it’s just a goofy-sounding word and a cute umbrella-term used to poke fun at vegetarians—but for 400,000 consumers who go out of their way to secure a roast every year, Tofurky is no laughing matter: It’s a delicious alternative to meat-centric special-occasion meals. In honor of the soy meat’s 20th anniversary—and the first-ever official pardoning of a Tofurky this weekend by Seattle’s mayor (for serious)—I caught up with Seth Tibbott, the inventor …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

… unethical. When you’re running a restaurant and want to appeal to as broad a demographic as possible, you have to consider the appetites and concerns of both vegetarians and their more conservative vegan counterparts. This means creating specialty menu items that appeal to this particular segment of the population as well as diners with a curious palate. For consumers looking to make healthier choices in the home, vegetarian meals are also becoming a popular alternative to the traditional meat …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

… cumin, makes you cringe – then Silk Road Vegetarian might actually be the right place to start. After the storied journey of her family, Dahlia spends twenty pages introducing the reader to dozens of different spices, with enough detail and context to bring the blandest food consumers up to speed. The next section goes through other basic preparation techniques focusing on pressing tofu, cooking legumes and grains, and tips on food preservation. In just 20 minutes of your time, Dahlia can take …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

… dollars in funding from high-tech heavyweights and has made a big splash in recent months with the launch of its first two meat alternative products, Beef-Free Crumbles and Chicken-Free Strips. Each of its products looks and tastes like the meat it is emulating while offering the same protein content — but without any saturated or trans fats or cholesterol, let alone gluten or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In taste tests, most consumers can’t tell which dishes contain actual beef or …

Halal row has little to do with animals

… week’s halal meat fuss, I’m going vegan. consumers, it emerged, have been fed halal meat by stealth. Supermarket chains admitted selling halal meat without labelling it as such. It also transpired KFC outlets around the country serve halal chicken, as do Nando’s restaurants and Pizza Express. Subway is also in on the swizz, having gone halal in 2007. Suddenly carnivores everywhere are concerned about animal welfare. Halal or haram, slaughter isn’t pleasant. Animals …

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