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Burger King redesigns suggest COVID-19 jump-started a better future

Burger King redesigns suggest COVID-19 jump-started a better future

Today's transitional reality is tomorrows actual reality, according to Burger King's in-house design department and architects. Today's announcement from the fast food brand was that they're unveiling new restaurant designs for an "Enhanced Guest Experience in COVID World." Their innovations include mobile orders, curbside pick-up, and touchless features aplenty.

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It just got easier to buy plant-based meat anywhere in the US

It just got easier to buy plant-based meat anywhere in the US

The days of struggling to find modern plant-based 'meats' in the United States are over. Amid Impossible Food's massive rollout of its own products in grocery stores across the US comes Beyond Meat's own expansion in availability. As of now, anyone in the United States can purchase the plant-based meats and have them shipped directly to their home. The company's online shop is now live.

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Tokyo Toilet Project reveals public toilet design with transparent walls

Tokyo Toilet Project reveals public toilet design with transparent walls

An initiative from the Nippon Foundation called The Tokyo Toilet Project has launch three of 17 planned public toilets in Tokyo's Shibuya district, including two with a very unique design: transparent walls. People on the outside of the facilities can see within, showing off the toilets' clean, bright interior. When someone claims a stall, however, the walls transform as if by magic.

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Plant-based Impossible Burger just hit shelves at another big retailer

Plant-based Impossible Burger just hit shelves at another big retailer

Impossible Foods has been aggressively expanding the availability of its Impossible Burger, a plant-based ground beef alternative that offers a faithful imitation of actual meat. Just days after the product arrived nationwide at Walmart stores, the plant-based food company has returned with another announcement: consumers can now get this burger product at around 1,200 Publix grocery stores.

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Plant-based Impossible Burger is heading to Walmart stores across US

Plant-based Impossible Burger is heading to Walmart stores across US

Plant-based food company Impossible Foods is heading to one of the biggest retailers in the US: Walmart. More than 2,000 Walmart stores located across all 50 states will sell the Impossible Burger, a plant-based ground alternative to traditional ground beef. This is the latest -- and one of the largest -- rollouts of this product, which has increasingly spread to new retailers over the past several months.

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Burger King reveals Reduced Methane Whopper from cows on special diet

Burger King reveals Reduced Methane Whopper from cows on special diet

Fast-food company Burger King is back with another environmentally-friendly Whopper -- and unlike the Impossible Whopper, this new burger features real beef, not a plant-based product. What makes it unique? The beef is sourced from cows that were fed a unique diet intended to reduce methane emissions, one of the multiple concerns associated with raising cattle for meat.

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3D-printed steaks may be the next evolution in plant-based meat

3D-printed steaks may be the next evolution in plant-based meat

By now you've likely heard about the Impossible Burger and other similar plant-based meat alternatives like Beyond Meat. These products are made from plant-sourced protein rather than animal protein, offering a vegetarian alternative to traditional meats. A new Israeli startup called Redefine Meat has created a similar product, but has taken things a step farther, using 3D-printing technology to recreate steak from plants.

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Starbucks adds plant-based sausage sandwich to its summer menu

Starbucks adds plant-based sausage sandwich to its summer menu

Impossible Foods, the company best known for its plant-based Impossible Burger product, is now the supplier for Starbuck's new plant-based sausage sandwich. This product isn't vegan-friendly as it contains both cheese and egg, but it does give vegetarians and health-conscious consumers a new meat-free fast food option. Starbucks already lists the new sandwich on its website.

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Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Ride-hailing company Lyft has vowed an ambitious goal: it will transition to 100-percent electric vehicles by 2030. The commitment was announced on June 17, with Lyft explaining that it is collaborating with the Environmental Defense Fund on this effort. The news comes amid reports that transportation is driving greenhouse gas pollution in the US and is a big source of pollution elsewhere in the world.

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The EPA just suspended environmental rules indefinitely, citing coronavirus

The EPA just suspended environmental rules indefinitely, citing coronavirus

An announcement from the EPA* effectively suspended environmental rules for organizations in the USA for an indefinite amount of time. The EPA's document claims that because the COVID-19 pandemic is constraining the abilities of groups normally regulated by the EPA, that those groups will not be subject to the same rules as normal. This "temporary policy" is in effect until the EPA says it's done.

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Starbucks will offer plant-based meat sandwich starting in Canada

Starbucks will offer plant-based meat sandwich starting in Canada

Starbucks is the latest franchise to get on the fake-meat bandwagon, according to an announcement from the company on Thursday. The coffee chain will source its plant-based meat from Beyond Meat, the same company supplying meat-free patties to McDonald's and select other restaurants. Starbucks will first offer its plant-based food items in Canada starting later this spring season.

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Fossil fuels result in more methane than expected, but there’s good news

Fossil fuels result in more methane than expected, but there’s good news

Human activity involving fossil fuels has been a much bigger contributor to climate change than previously thought, a new study from the University of Rochester has found. Methane is a greenhouse gas that, compared to carbon dioxide, doesn't last very long in the atmosphere. However, and as with other greenhouse gases, it does trap heat, contributing to the harmful warming of our planet.

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