When the fast-casual restaurant chain Tender Greens decided to test a new dish on its menu that included plant-based meat earlier this fall, the company didn’t turn to Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat, but to a little-known producer called Abbot’s Butcher that describes its food as “small-batch” meat replacements. advertisement advertisement Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods now sell products at thousands of restaurants, ranging from Del Taco and Burger King to David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi. “They have so much brand equity built up,” says Jack Oh, chief marketing officer at Tender Greens. “But for us, it was a very difficult decision to even think about exploring plant-based protein. That’s because we have a philosophy that’s pretty simple—real food cooked by real chefs in real kitchens.” The team agonized over the choice and decided that they wanted to work with plant-based protein. But they filtered out … [Read more...] about Now that the fake-meat industry has gone corporate, artisanal fake meat is the next trend
Environmental protection and equal opportunity are two of today’s most pressing global issues. Nike sustainability head Hannah Jones and soccer star Abby Wambach talk with Fast Company‘s Jill Bernstein about how international corporations and individuals alike can bring meaningful change to the world. advertisement advertisement Fast Company: How did you two become challengers of the status quo? Abby Wambach: The thing that led me into activism is that I am a little different. I’m so lucky for that. I always try to fight for the little guy or the voiceless, because in certain parts of my life I’m the minority, whether because I’m gay or a woman. That’s where any true activism is born—my heartbreaks. Find out what breaks your heart and do whatever you can to fix it. Hannah Jones: When I was 16, I had a white Mohawk and I was a DJ on a pirate radio station that kept getting raided by police. Let’s just say that my parents … [Read more...] about Why Nike Sees Social Responsibility As An Opportunity To Innovate
Allo is an honoree in the 2017 Innovation By Design Awards, Fast Company‘s annual celebration of the best ideas in design. See the rest of the winners, finalists, and honorable mentions here. advertisement advertisement Mobile chat is where it’s okay to be dumb. Your LinkedIn page may be a work of art wrought in HR-friendly prose; your tweets, so sharp you could shave with them. But texting? Let the autocorrect errors fly! Why punctuate? Isn’t that what old people do? In fact, why use words at all when any number of pictographic pokes, nods, and grunts available at the press of a button will get the job done faster? Blame the medium, says Jason Cornwell, the chief user experience designer behind Google’s communications apps. “Chat is inherently limited and low-bandwidth,” he says. It’s also here to stay: “Our phones are basically chat machines at this point. That’s the dominant activity that virtually everyone does on … [Read more...] about Inside Google’s Quest To Reinvent Chat With Machine Learning
With the buzz around electric vehicles getting stronger by the day, Maruti Suzuki is set to take its engagement in the space a notch higher as reports suggest it has locked in the name 'Futuro E' for its upcoming electric vehicle.The carmaker has applied for a trademark for the above mentioned name and has been testing an international-spec electric WagonR for over a year now.The Futuro-E concept is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo. The EV is expected to be a concept of a new entry-level vehicle based on the WagonR hatchback or even the S-Presso mini SUV.Close As for the WagonR EV, it is expected to get both standard AC charging as well as DC fast charging. We expect it to use a 72 V system with a 25 kWh battery pack providing us with a range of around 130 km from full charge. related news PUBG Mobile 0.16.0 update rolling out on December 11 - here's everything you need to know As a temporary relief to pollution, 500 electric cabs to hit … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming electric vehicle to be called Futuro-E?
Vivo has launched the V17 in India. The smartphone comes to India as a watered-down variant of the V17 Pro, which was launched earlier this year. Unlike the Pro model, Vivo V17 features a punch-hole screen and a redesigned camera module on the back.Vivo V17 price and availability detailsVivo V17 comes in a single 8GB + 128GB storage variant. The smartphone has been launched for Rs 22,990 in India. Vivo V17 comes in two colour options — Midnight Ocean and Glacier Ice.Close The smartphone goes on sale starting December 17 via Flipkart, Amazon and major off-line retailers. related news Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite, A51, A71 Lite price and release date leaked before launch Flipkart listing 'accidentally' leaks Realme Buds Air price before official launch on December 17 Xiaomi to launch Redmi K30 in China at 11.30 am IST: Where to watch live-stream, specifications & price Vivo V17 specificationsThe V17 features a 6.44-inch E3 Super AMOLED Full HD+ iView display … [Read more...] about Vivo launches V17 with the world’s smallest punch-hole camera – check specs, price and availability