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Meatless in March Community and Business Mixer Photos

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Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:52pm

Congratulations to all of the Meatless in March Scavenger Hunt winners and businesses who participated.

Meatless in March is a City of Santa Monica campaign to encourage individuals to reduce their meat consumption in an effort to reduce their carbon foodprint and improve health. The campaign included a Meatless in March Scavenger Hunt where participants downloaded the game via an app and completed missions. Missions included a variety of activities such as ordering vegan/vegetarian menu items from local restaurants, volunteering at a community garden or shopping at the SM farmers market. Points were given for each completed mission. The more points you earned, the more chances there were to win.

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Beyond Meat expands to new El Segundo lab, where it hopes to concoct plant-based bacon and steak

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Thu, 02/01/2018 (All day)

"Slightly better Tofurkey." The appraisal of Beyond Meat by an influential technologist hangs on the wall of company founder and Chief Executive Ethan Brown's office like a motivational taunt.

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Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
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Shopping & Food

Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels.

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Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:20pm
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Water

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. Just two and a half years ago, Folsom Lake, a major reservoir outside Sacramento, was at 83 percent capacity. Today it’s down to 36 percent.

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Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

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Fri, 10/26/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity (and who isn't?)!