How far will you go to reduce beef intake?

Author: Nell Lewis
Source: CNN

Opting for the veggie burger may be the ultimate sacrifice, but it would do the most by far to reduce greenhouse emissions. Plus, because there’s now plant-based options that claim to look, taste and smell like meat, perhaps it can satisfy carnivores’ appetites. Beyond Meat, a California-based vegan protein brand, has developed the Beyond Burger, a soy-free, gluten-free vegan patty that they say looks and performs just like red meat. It even bleeds beetroot juice when cooked. Compared with a quarter-pound US beef burger, the company claims, it uses 99% less water, 93% less land and 46% less energy and that it emits 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.