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Sonic's New Beef Burger Boasts One Surprisingly Eco-Friendly Ingredient

By Maria Cook

Many eco-conscious people know that high levels of meat consumption can be bad news for the planet. But refraining from meat entirely can be tough, even on a personal level, let alone on a large scale. In our burger and steak-obsessed world, the question then becomes: How can we get people to eat less meat than they usually would?

Well-known burger chain Sonic has taken this challenge and run with it. Their newest burger, called the Slinger, uses a blend of beef and mushrooms for its patty, cutting down on the amount of beef used in each burger. As Kevin Pang explains at The A.V. Club, every Slinger patty will be comprised of roughly 25-to 30-percent mushrooms. With a large scale production such as Sonic, this seemingly small menu addition could go a long way toward cutting meat consumption.