April 30, 2018Sustainability
Meatless Mondays Made Possible (with THE Impossible)
Team HAH isn't ALL vegan ALL the time, but we have made it our business to practice Meatless Monday - and not just for our health...
The fact is, meat consumption (and everything that goes into getting it from the farm to your plate) has a hugely negative impact on the environment.
Sorry (not sorry) to burst your carnivorous bubble, but global veganism could do more than any other single action to reduce Green House Gas emissions and combat the worst effects of climate change! (and no, we're not in the pockets of Big Veggie, this statement is 100% true and supported by the UN and WPF)
Luckily for all of us, it's gotten a LOT easier to eat vegan. Thanks to companies like Impossible Burger, you can now eat like a vegan without feeling like one. Which is how our near-weekly order of Umami Impossible Burgers has become a Meatless Monday trHAHdition (bordering on addiction) of sorts.
The Impossible Burger is a vegan burger that tastes like the real deal. Made from simple, all-natural ingredients such as wheat, coconut oil, and potatoes, what gives the Impossible Burger it's 'meaty' smell, sizzle, and taste is an ingredient called heme. We love to support a company whose higher purpose is to transform the global food system by inventing better ways to make the foods we love. So thank you Impossible for making Meatless Monday's oh so possible, and something we actually look forward to!
Now, we're not saying you have to be vegan ALL the time, but we ARE advocating for Meatless Mondays (and you never know, you may just feel like celebrating Meatless Tues-Sun once you've tasted the wonder that is Impossible Burger)
P.S. in case this piqued your interest, here's some sexy math:
the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions than a 'real' burger.
animal agriculture accounts for 51% of greenhouse gas emissions (as much as all of the world’s cars, trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes combined)
animal agriculture uses 30% of all land, and over 25% of all freshwater on Earth
one person can save approximately 219,000 gallons of water a year just by going vegan
not to mention...
Runoff from factory farms and livestock grazing is one of the leading causes of pollution in our rivers and lakes.
and that's just on LAND - commercial fishing and its negative impact on the ocean is a whole other story...