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Indoor Gardening is On the Rise (Literally)

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Happy Friday, fellow nerds! Another week has come and gone (can you believe it? 💨💨), and we’re looking ahead to Thanksgiving already. But before we make that leap, let’s take a look at this week’s GreenGut Weekly Find.

Say hello to Rise Gardens, 👩🏻‍🌾 a company doing something unique in the indoor farming space. Instead of building large-scale vertical farms or setting up growing spaces inside shipping containers, Rise is bringing hydroponic systems a little closer to home.

Right in the ...

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Mark Rifkin: Why Not Just Eat Chickpeas?

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #5

In a landscape full of foodtech, level-12 Instagram vegans and conflicting food and health headlines, do you ever find yourself looking for a more balanced approach?

You’ve been looking for Mark Rifkin.

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Comfort Food vs. CAFOs: The Battle Over What's "Healthy" Continues

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Good Monday, my fellow nerds! Ready for another news 📰 roundup? It’s a weird and wild week (McPlant, 🍔 anyone?) with consumer sentiment all over the map, plant-based protein galloping 🐎 toward victory and factory farms moving us closer to massive health problems on a global scale.

…I swear it’s more uplifting than it sounds. 😅 Let’s dive in!

 


More Reasons Why Factory Farming is Dangerous and Horrible

A recent World Animal Protection report highlights what many in ...

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A Renewed Life for Food Waste [GreenGut Weekly Find, 11/13]

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Happy Friday, fellow nerds! 👋🏻 In this week’s GreenGut Weekly Find, we’re going back to the subject of food waste — and taking a look at one company that’s getting truly inventive with the byproducts most of us never think about.

They’re called Renewal Mill, and they’re transforming the cast-offs of the soy milk industry into tasty, nutrient-dense ingredients and snacks. 🍪

 


Redeeming Soy Milk’s Messy (and Wasteful) Secret

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Fermentation is Cool, but People Prefer Pretty Food

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Good Monday, fellow nerds! We’re enjoying a stretch of almost summer-like weather here in Modern Health Nerd land 🌞 and deliberately avoiding the societal crazies by focusing on — what else? — food news!

 


Fermentation is the New (Old) Foodtech

Now that fermentation has been identified as the latest pillar 💈 in the alt protein category, companies like Motif FoodWorks are leveraging it to create ingredients that improve the taste and texture of plant-based products. It’s a ...

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The "Meati" Business of Mycelium [GreenGut Weekly Find 11/6]

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Happy Friday, my fellow nerds! Who else is up for a break from the crazy? 🙋🏻‍♀️ GreenGut Weekly Find to the rescue with a look at Meati Foods, a startup approaching alt protein from a truly unique angle. 🍄

 


Mycelium: The Meati Difference

Despite a significant amount of innovation with novel protein sources, the vast majority of plant-based products on the market today still rely on soy and pea ingredients. But the growing demand for alt protein ...

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