Farming cattle and other livestock for consumption has been placing an increasing strain on the environment. As such, researchers and scientists have been investigating ways to transform conditioned eating habits into habits which are more sustainable.

In truth, the act of creating plant-based sustainable foods which contain sufficient protein is not actually that complicated. However, many critics of plant-based diets cite their taste-buds. Many meat lovers have argued that giving up meat would be nearly impossible as protein substitutes either taste like cardboard or are simply too expensive and are not accessible.

Others have complained that many vegetarian and vegan options are created from soy and gluten-based proteins. These ingredients have been linked to several studies which attribute carcinogenic reactions and other health complications to said proteins.

There is truth in these arguments, as it is true that poorer demographics tend to eat more fast food which contains meat, whereas wealthier demographics can afford to stay away from red meat. Many are critical of vegan and vegetarian due not only to price and affordability, but also due to convenience, time, and location. Fast food, which is accessible in many regards, does not often offer sufficient plant-based protein options. Wealthier locations, however, often boast grocery stores which sell plentiful and delicious vegan and vegetarian options such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

However, Beyond Burger has set out to change this.

Beyond Burger, whose parent company is the manufacturer Beyond Meat, has proved to the world that it is very possible to create vegan options which are cost-efficient, accessible, and healthy.

Not only do Beyond Burger’s products taste good, but the products’ ingredients are chalk full of nutrients and vitamins. The burgers include iron and good amounts of protein, and they do not feature large amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats. Beyond Burger also uses quality pea protein as opposed to soy. The company uses beet juice and fibers to create the beefy, red and indulgent taste and color of real meat.

Beyond Burger is surely on the right path, as reviewers and critics alike have initially given the company’s products very good ratings. If Beyond Meat keeps this up, the world might just become a little healthier.


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