The study's authors also shared tips that helped the 114 restaurants in the study reduce food waste.
If you’re slowly becoming more aware about what goes into our food-aggregating, farming, and pesticides, then this is a great place to start.
The Good Food Institute has awarded a $3 million grant to 14 scientists working on new faux meats.
The varieties of coffee that make up most of our consumption — along with a variety of others — are at risk of extinction, as per a new study.
If you thought the compost was the most sustainable solution for your food scraps, think again.
It’s not impossible to store produce without plastic. In fact, it’s probably healthier.
The top spot on the list of best cities for vegetarians may surprise you!
The world of plant-based “meats” is always growing — and Impossible Foods is adding steak to their menu.
Starting this year, you’ll be able to get a vegan patty by Beyond Meat at Carl’s Jr. restaurants.
Purple Carrot is making it even easier to eat plant-based around the clock.
McDonald’s is the latest fast food company to embrace the vegan life — by introducing a new meat-free option at their headquarters.
Ready to start making your kitchen fit in with a low-impact lifestyle? Keep reading for five changes to make your kitchen more zero waste!
Kelloggs has found a way to cut back on their food waste — they’re making beer out of rejected cornflakes.
Ready to start your own bin or heap? Here's how to start composting — and why you should do it.
The nonprofit and grocery store chain will collaborate on reducing food and packaging waste, and offering more sustainable food options.
Reduce the impact of your holiday meal with this guide to a zero-waste Thanksgiving.
New polling shows U.S. residents are incorporating more plant-based meals into their diets.
The garden will supply fresh produce for Soufra, a catering and food truck business started by female Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
A new study from Indiana University says most Americans are willing to pay more for their beer if it helps save the planet.
Only two months ago IKEA began offering a meat-free hotdog on their cafe's menu and customers are responding in rapid numbers.
The food services company will also make plastic straws request only, and ban polystyrene foam containers by 2025.
The mayor of Minneapolis is offering a new monthly meat-free supper club for community members to join him and other policymakers to discuss environmental issues impacting the city.
The seafood restaurant chain will make plastic straws available only by request next month, and eventually replace them with an eco-friendly alternative.
The new facility from 80 Acre Farms will grow fresh produce without pesticides and with minimal water year-round.
Dozens of large companies have pledged to report and reduce their food waste, in order to help the UK reach a wider UN goal.
Coppertail Brewing Company and the Florida Aquarium have teamed up on a sour beer that supports endangered sea turtles.
He's going back to his roots.
The transition doesn't have to be overwhelming.
The Beyond Taco and Beyond Avocado Taco are currently available at two California locations.
Most major chains offer something for vegetarians, and even some for vegans.
The new legislation directs state hospitals and jails to provide vegan options to anyone in their care.
The state designed a new refillable beer bottle that can be refilled — not recycled — up to 25 times.
There are plenty of toppings to choose from.
After a successful limited release this spring, White Castle is now offering the Impossible Slider at 377 locations in 13 states.
Meal prep can be quick, cheap, and easy without meat.
Their food is locally sourced, too.
This study has some promising results for the environment.
This new report suggests that lab-grown meat can seriously help the environment.
These quarterbacks and tennis pros all cut meat out of the meals, and saw a dramatic difference in their careers.
Vegan snacking has never been easier.
The Chipotle Aluminaries Project will support disruptors in the farming, food tech, and food waste space.
Can the famous PSL be made vegan? Sort of.
Back to school lunches don't have to be a headache.
Researchers looked at twitter to see which diet is getting the most love.
You don't have to sacrifice this important vitamin when going meat-free.
Two out of three plant-based milk purchases are almond-based.
No more missing crab cakes or tuna.
The majority of Americans are willing to give lab-grown meat a shot.
These drinks contain a unique protein that is certified vegan.
This dairy-free butter alternative is made sustainably.
These wraps are an easy way to make your kitchen more sustainable.
Reducing the amount of beef we eat can seriously help the planet.
Plant and harvest your own mint, basil, and thyme at home with this guide to growing herbs.
Don't let all of that seasonal fruit go to waste!
A new report from Mighty Earth assesses the meat production at the biggest American food brands.
JUSE Egg is coming for your favorite breakfast foods by offering a new plant-based egg replacement that's just as tasty as it is good for the planet.
A beginner's guide to understanding "superfoods," why they're so good for your body, and which nutrient-rich foods make the list.
A plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease but what does it mean to eat plant-based? We break down the basics of what the term means and how it's different from being vegan or vegetarian.
Researchers are coating seeds with ghost pepper powder to keep mice away as native plants return to the grasslands.
Eliminating waste is easier when it's in your control — check out these small tips that'll make a big difference.
These affordable and easy to use ingredients don't require a speciality store.
These restaurants are getting creative with vegetables and whole foods.
This major company is promising to go 100 percent recyclable, reusable, or compostable with their packaging by 2025.
These six superfoods are not only delicious, but they'll also pack a punch with healthy benefits.
Using plant-based milks and proteins in your morning meal is easier than you might expect.
Colombia joins a growing list of countries who pledge to producing cocoa that doesn't require deforestation.
Looking for a dairy alternative? This guide will help you decide if almond, coconut, rice, pea, or soy milk is right for you.
Heat up the grill, because these creative meat-free proteins are tastier and easier than you might expect.
As dairy sales decline, there's a significant spike in plant-based milk alternatives.
Simple syrups are a great addition to food and drinks. Making them at home gives you the chance to use up overly ripe fruits before they spoil in your fridge.
Costco is dropping the Polish dog for acai bowls and soy protein salads.
A new report finds that meat and dairy producers are on track to surpass the oil industry's greenhouse gas emissions.
A shocking number of fish caught goes to waste, according to a new report.
Make your coffee pod habit more sustainable with these reusable K-cups.
One of the biggest airline food providers is starting construction on a vertical farm in Dubai as a solution to demand for fresh greens and a severe water shortage.
Customers in several states will be able to dine on this plant-based, vegan meat substitute.
Cado is the world's first ice cream created with a creamy avocado base. There's no dairy or nuts added, no artificial ingredients come along with the various flavors they offer, and the product is completely organic.
Dairy farms have seen a regression in profits with less people consuming milk, cheese, and yogurt. However, excess production doesn't have to be wasted, and a non-profit in Philadelphia has created a program that helps the farmers and the hungry.
These cooks are using compost, creative packaging, and inventive recipes to make their restaurants less wasteful.
This edible coating helps produce, including avocados, extend their shelf life, which ultimately cuts down on food waste.
A new restaurant in Boston called Spyce is shaking up the restaurant industry by offering food made by robots. The high tech restaurant hopes to provide healthy and sustainable meals at accessible prices while keeping energy usage low.
Every Wednesday in the UK will be "windy," with flavors meant to draw attention to the loss of wind technology development in the country.
Shipping container restaurants are a sustainable, stylish, and cost-effective alternative to brick and mortar.
The food and candy company is getting ahead of competitors with their new sustainability program, confident they'll be paid back financially for their investment in the future.
This study suggests that a vegan diet may be best for the environment.
Here are 10 of the best farm-to-bottle beers on the North American market, from craft breweries that insist on only the freshest, most delicious (and, at times, wild) ingredients.
Even serious meat lovers will drool over these vegetarian dishes.
Tourists come to see historical buildings and parks in Berlin everyday. This initiative from two scientists wants to both support bees with a place to live, but also educate the public about how bees are needed and can be raised even in urban environments.
China continues to deal with rising population in their cities, and that includes immigration from other regions of the country. To promote local food growth, 1,000 "Slow Food" villages will be created in an effort to educate those on culture and sustainability.
A program pairing volunteer gardeners with senior citizens shows the potential for innovative ways to feed the hungry worldwide.
Green Matters breaks down what often goes into the convenient, processed food commonly found in supermarkets.
DoorDash has a network in place for connecting food to people, and logistics are often the biggest hurdle for restaurants who want to donate their excess food to the hungry. This company is offering their network and social capital to both reduce food waste and make sure the people who need it are getting healthy, quality meals.
Dominique Barnes, Patrick Brown, and Kimberlie Le are leaders in the food industry focused on how to offer more sustainable alternatives. By leveraging science and food research, they are finding ways to create plant-based shrimp, fish and burger alternatives from natural ingredients.
Through community supported agriculture, you can get fresh and local veggies every week.
Eco-conscious tourism possibilities in Mexico's Riviera Maya now include immersive, sustainable food experiences.
The automaker has partnered with a local charity to grow year-round produce and teach children about farming.
Is this buzzy plant-based meat as tasty as fans claim?
Food waste is a serious issue when it comes to wasting energy and water. One woman took a simple idea for eliminating that waste by doing a world of good, then turned it into a booming business.
Ecover, a company that manufactures eco-friendly cleaning products, is launching a temporary "'Rubbish Cafe" that offers vegetarian meals and drinks for people that donate recyclable plastic. The two-day event promotes the company's ambitions to remove single-use plastic.
"Unpackt" is Singapore's first zero-waste grocery store that features no plastic packaging and customers will use containers that they can bring or buy to store products. The process aims to cut back on a significant plastic waste problem in the country.
A Q&A with GrubTubs founder Robert Olivier, who uses food waste from restaurants to help family farmers create nutrient-dense animal feed.
Growing pork consumption around the world, especially in China, has created an increase in carbon emissions and has made the country cut back on half of its intake.
British company 'teapigs' has removed all plastic from its packaging, thanks to a material made from wood pulp that keeps the company's biodegradable tea bags totally fresh and perfectly eco-friendly.
Our love affair with chocolate is wreaking havoc on the environment. But our buying choices can help turn that around.
The store is run by people who have themselves embraced veganism and who want to teach others how to make it their own lifestyle.
Recognized by sustainability organizations, this restaurant hopes continue sourcing fish from the oceans responsibly.
Farmers in India have struggled with rising temperatures that lead to less crop yields. It's generated crippling debts and, sadly, suicides at an alarming rate. To combat this, a startup is creating affordable greenhouses and services for higher farming efficiency.
White Castle is proud to be the first fast food chain to offer this vegan "meat" to consumers, and they're using a product that was created with exciting new food technology that makes it almost indistinguishable from beef.
To earn the label, at least 85 percent of the wine must come from a sustainable vineyard.
Green Matters has teamed up with WeWork for the month of April to collaborate on the #workgreen challenge and we invite you to share how you're incorporating sustainability into the workplace. In this three-part Q&A series, we’re spotlighting different WeWork member companies around the country making great contributions to sustainability. In this installment, we’re sitting down with Pashmina Lalchandani, co-founder of Bar & Cocoa.
Salt Point Seaweed is a seaweed farming company run by three women in California. The founders hope to make seaweed a more mainstream option for foodies in the United States.
The smaller building which has recently debuted in Virginia offers lower-energy heating and air-conditioning units, LED lighting and energy-saving kitchen equipment.
Companies like Whole Foods and Chipotle are now using FoodLogiQ, a platform that helps track food in the supply chain.
This "butcher shop" is popular for vegans as a place to pick out a variety of fresh vegan sausage and "meat" cuts for their own cooking, but they want to break out onto the open road and show more people what they can do.
Cocoa may be a leading factor in deforestation, but as of this month, Oreo will be using cocoa from a program which supports sustainable cocoa farming.
"It's Fresh!" has created a new way to extend our produce's life, be it in transportation, a store, or in our homes.
Bubbies is releasing a line of vegan mochi. This bite-sized snack will be kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, and made with real fruit puree.
In an effort to make vegetables more appetizing, Row 7 has created a variety of seeds that contain crops with naturally amazing taste. The idea began with creating honeynut squash, and after founding their company in February, they hope to bring other projects to the public.
McDonald's set aggressive goals to eliminate emissions from their restaurants, offices, and supply chain. They'll be the first fast food chain to use this method and they hope to reach their goals by 2030.
Starbucks has been working to find a solution to their coffee cup waste issue. Now, they're letting the public help.
A new startup is rethinking how to distribute meal kits. Not only does Planted Table offer a variety of vegan options, but they don't create any excess waste, with their program to pick up glass containers after customers are done with them.
This Portland restaurant has been struggling to find a way to make sure it has as low an impact on the environment as possible. They finally had to admit they needed to give up meat on the menu.
Unlike traditional cardboard boxes that usually add to landfill waste, this plant-based box offers a more sustainable approach to food packaging. PizzaRound will be available in three sizes by the end of this year.
One waste battling organization is telling people that instead of letting their bread go stale and musty on the counter, they should learn how to properly preserve food in the freezer.
Oat milk has recently skyrocketed in popularity as the newest trend in plant-based milk alternatives. Many consider oat milk to be more eco-friendly than almond milk since almonds need significantly more water to grow.
In Massachusetts, there are lots of options for vegan food and micro-brews, but this restaurant is combining them in Boston, where plant-based diets don't have quite the same hold over the local population.
Lots of people want to support bees, recognizing their incredibly important place in our food chain. This company is offering an easier way to start an apiary and become a bee ambassador.
Annie's, Inc. is releasing a limited edition box of mac 'n' cheese produced with wheat grown with regenerative farming practices, which work to reverse climate change.
Just Eat is looking to eliminate their plastic waste after a customer survey shows that most people don't want extra utensils and condiments. They'll have customers opt out of them and will also research alternatives for sauce sachets.
Sonic Drive-In is releasing its part-mushroom, part-beef burger in all of its 3,500-plus locations. The burger has fewer calories and a smaller environmental footprint.
Farm One is producing food for restaurants that can be harvested and biked over to your plate in 30 minutes.
A study that polled nearly 2,000 US consumers participating in a plant-based diet suggests that people are choosing with their tastebuds.
Ikea, who offers both cheap food and furniture, is adding healthier vegan options to their menu. The new Veggie Dog will be tested out at a location in Sweden and could roll out to all European stores by August.
Finland has become a hotbed for fast food chains testing out their new soy-based meat options. After McDonald's trotted out their McVegan burger, Subway has created the "Vegan Delight."
To help put an end to food waste, restaurants have a new, convenient way to offer excess food at a fraction of the price to their customers.
They have sold 150,000 burgers in January alone in Finland and Sweden as the fast food chain continues to become more sustainable.
All fruits and vegetables are out in the open with a misting system that keeps them healthy and fresh.
Impossible Foods announced this week their most popular product, the Impossible Burger, will be available at food banks in the San Francisco Bay Area. The plant-based burger is loaded with protein and cuts back on environmental use.
This Muay Thai kickboxer created 100 percent plant-based desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth without animal ingredients. Even better? They're pretty nutritious.
Amazon recently announced that Prime members will be able to order groceries online from Whole Foods Market. The new service, Prime Now, lets Prime customers pick and choose from a wide range of fresh, organic foods with free 2-hour delivery.
The franchise started looking for a way to switch from polystyrene to paper in 2011. It's taken a long time, but Dunkin' Donuts may no longer be running on foam.
After falling in love with avocados in Mexico, Francesco Brachetti opened up a new restaurant focused on the fruit in New York. The healthy food has been trendy with millennials and vegans, causing them to use up to 250 avocados each day.
Seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster has been practicing sustainable fishing for a while, but they're now making their actions and goals clear with a new "Seafood with Standards" program that's recently launched.
With the amount of tea that's consumed in the United Kingdom, over 330,000 pounds of plastic waste is created annually. To fix that problem, the Co-op will be experimenting with heat-sealed tea bags for their own tea brands.