96% less land to make a burger than if it had been made from beef. A lifecycle analysis of Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger, also made from plants, found that it used 93% less land. So-called “cultured or “cell-based” meat, grown from animal cells in bioreactors, also shrinks land use and is poised to soon come to market, with the first regulatory approval recently announced. Companies working on dairy equivalents—such as vegan cheese that uses lab-grown milk proteins—can also eliminate the need for huge pastures. (If people voluntarily choose to eat less meat and dairy, that would also reduce land use, but it may be an easier sell to provide options that just have less impact on the environment.) … [Read more...] about Why we need to “rewild” our environment
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When Beastie Boy Adam Yauch passed away this spring at the age of 47, obituaries didn’t just mention his musical legacy, or his advocacy for a free Tibet. They also acknowledged the mark he left on the independent film world with the company he founded in 2008, Oscilloscope. Even though he didn’t like using the term “DIY” to describe his company (He told the New York Times that it sounds like “a snappy marketing thing to say”), the independent spirit that Yauch encouraged remains with the company even after his death. … [Read more...] about The Other Legacy: Inside Collaboration Lab Oscilloscope
“I’ll tell you we’re doing it in a way you haven’t seen before, and it will have an innovative Taco Bell twist,” says Matthews. “It will be craveable and delicious. I’m serious. When I had this product, I was fooled.” … [Read more...] about Taco Bell is secretly a haven for vegetarians—and it’s adding even more meatless options
Patagonia partnered with an LA-based company called Suay Sew Shop, which has expertise in upcycling, to manufacture the pieces. Suay’s sewers take the patterns that Patagonia designs and make them out of bales of discarded clothes that Patagonia sends over every week. Kremer says Patagonia spends much more on the cost of labor for these garments, each of which takes several hours to make, but at the same time, the company doesn’t pay for raw materials. “The fabric is free,” he says. “We’re paying for the creativity and the craftsmanship of these sewers.” … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?
Fast Company is now accepting applications for our annual Best Workplaces for Innovators awards. This marks the third year we will be recognizing companies and organizations around the world that most effectively empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent whole new ways of doing business. … [Read more...] about Fast Company now accepting applications for Best Workplaces for Innovators 2021