Is The Plant-Based Food Industry Moving High-End With Wagyu Competitor?

Susan S. Johnson

Wagyu — Japanese cattle — is considered by many to be the best  beef of its kind in the world, and there is now a plant-based vegan alternative, according to VegNews.

What Happened: Canadian food manufacturer Top Tier Foods collaborated with Japanese counterparts to create a soy-based Wagyu alternative, Wagyu Plant-Based Teriyaki Strips.

It can be used in place of sliced Wagyu beef and includes familiar tastes like soy sauce, rice wine, garlic paste and ginger.

TTF appears to be confident enough in its plant-based product that it can sell directly to the Japanese market. The company started distributing its

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20+ apps and websites to help you live a more sustainable life

Susan S. Johnson
20+ apps and websites to help you live a more sustainable life
20+ apps and websites to help you live a more sustainable life

So you want to live a cleaner, greener, more sustainable life?

OK, let’s do this!

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But suddenly giving up meat completely, or never buying single-use plastic again, is easier said than done. To make aspects of your life more sustainable, it’s best to start small and build on those changes until you’ve incorporated healthier habits (for the planet and yourself) into everyday choices. And it’s important to note that while you can lessen your personal impact, meaningful change will only come with widespread adoption by

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They Built Huge Followings Around Their Vegan Lifestyles. Then They Started Eating Meat.

Susan S. Johnson
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Women’s Health

There’s a joke vegans love to roll their eyes at: How do you know someone’s vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

Sure, not every vegan is like that. But for vegan influencers like Yovana Mendoza, formerly known as Rawvana on YouTube (because she followed a raw vegan diet), that outspoken, often ride-or-die dedication to her vegan diet was not just her personal ethos–it was her brand.

“The vegan community tends to be very passionate,” says Yovana, who at one point boasted as many as half a million subscribes on YouTube (2 million

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You Can Eat 6 Meals A Day And Still Lose Weight On The Optavia Diet

Susan S. Johnson
Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Women’s Health

The words “cake” and “weight loss” don’t usually go together—unless you’re Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro, who dropped 35 pounds on one of Google’s top trending diets: the Optavia diet. But what exactly is the Optavia diet and should you really try it to help you lose weight?

If you’ve heard of Medifast, you’re already somewhat familiar with the plan, because Optavia is essentially a version of Medifast. As with the original Medifast plan, Optavia ships prepackaged low-calorie mini-meals–which they call “Fuelings”—and ready-to-eat snacks straight to your door.

There are more

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