Plant-based food brand looking to hire ‘world’s first’ meat sommelier

Susan S. Johnson
Someone with ‘stamina’ is required for the plant-based meat sommelier role (THIS)

Someone with ‘stamina’ is required for the plant-based meat sommelier role (THIS)

A brand that produces plant-based meat substitutes is on the hunt for the “world’s first meat sommelier”.

THIS, a vegan and vegetarian London-based food manufacturer, is advertising for its first dedicated meat sommelier, stating that the “weak of tongue” need not apply.

In possession of “one of the finest palates in the UK”, the successful candidate will be expected to provide feedback on up to 20 different meat alternatives a day, in addition to overseeing the conception, development and testing of new products.

The team are seeking

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Tips for finding inspiration for a plant-based diet

Susan S. Johnson

Jul. 14—Do you shudder a bit when you hear the phrase “plant-based?” Does it impart thoughts of never eating meat again and feeling pressured to avoid dairy at all costs? You’re in luck, because a plant-based diet offers more flexibility than many might think and it’s not as intimidating as it sounds to start working towards a diet that incorporates higher amounts of ingredients and foods that come from plants instead of animals.

A plant-based diet is not veganism, not even vegetarianism. It is a diet that can range from being mostly to entirely comprised of foods derived from plants

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10 Ways to Start a Plant-Based Diet

Susan S. Johnson

Jamie Vespa is a registered dietitian who operates the health-centric blog Dishing Out Health. She champions the idea that food and the power of cooking can heal, inspire, and help us thrive. 

Plant-based eating has become much more than the latest diet trend. Eating less meat, milk, and eggs and shifting plants to the center of the plate is now the paradigm for healthy, sustainable living. And for good reason — science shows a plant-based diet can help you live longer and ward off chronic disease like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and certain types

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Plant-based proteins among food-production positive ‘tipping points’

Susan S. Johnson
veggie burger
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Triggering positive “tipping points” could transform the way we produce food and use the world’s land, according to a new report.

One tipping point would be widespread acceptance and uptake of “alternative proteins” such as plant-based meat substitutes.

The new report—by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), SYSTEMIQ and the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter—says positive tipping points could trigger rapid decarbonisation, protect biodiversity, ensure healthier human diets, improve food security and create more inclusive and resilient rural economies.

Tipping points are thresholds which, once crossed, trigger irreversible, self-reinforcing changes.

Humans

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