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Plant-Rich Diet (Meat Substitutes)

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

Solutions Journalism Network

Portland, OR, USA

Educator

Project Drawdown ranks a plant-based diet as the fourth most powerful strategy for slowing and eventually reversing climate change. And as the stories in this collection illustrate (see below), you don't have to give up hamburger flavor and texture to reduce the ecological impact of a burger with fries.  

Plant-based burgers that are indistinguishable from their cow-based counterparts are now available in numerous restaurants, including several prominent fast-food chains, and others are available in grocery stores. Several companies are also developing lab-grown meats (referred to as "clean meat") that may soon be ready for the mass market. Nutritionists deem both products (plant-based & clean meat) as healthier than animal meat, and both use significantly fewer resources and emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases in the production process.  This solution is one of the Drawdown Ecochallenge actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Stories In This Collection (5)

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?
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Lab-grown Meat on your Table

Lab-grown Meat on your Table
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Test-tube chicken meat unveiled to allow vegetarians to eat poultry

Test-tube chicken meat unveiled to allow vegeta...
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The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Science of the Fake Meat That 'Bleeds'

The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Scien...
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Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis

Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-G...
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