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Episode 3: McPlant, Plastic, Farm Share, Jess & More

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This week is all about sustainability. Rob, Michael, and Ina are joined by Farm.One’s Technical Director, Jess Karol, talking through what's featured in this week's farm share subscription. Animal agriculture is responsible for the majority of the food sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. With McDonald’s announcement for its plans for a plant-based burger and other large food chains joining in, we share our thoughts on plant-based meats and their power to fight climate change. In addition, plastic use has increased twenty-fold in the past 50 years and is expected to double again in the next 20 years. We talk through the plastic crisis, what we believe a company’s role is in fighting this challenge, and why we’ve made the jump to reusable packaging for our customers. Jess shares what a typical day looks like for him and advice on how to succeed in the vertical farming industry.

To read more about plant based meats, check out some of these articles below.

McPlant: McDonald's Reveals Plant Based Burger

Nearly One-Fourth of Americans are now eating plant-based meats

How Alt Protein Companies Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats hope to reshape diets  

More about The Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2020 progress report and related articles can be found here:

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2020 Global Commitment Progress Report

Consumer Goods Giants Failing Plastic Goals