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Sad that as the dairy industry continues its slow demise, the dairy cartels in all the countries resort to petty and frivolous lawsuits. You can't call that cheese! That's not ice cream! In other words, when you start losing the game, call in your big lawyers/lobbyists and try to change the rules.Vegan Magnum's launch a sign of an 'increasing problem for the dairy industry'
Mainstream companies are introducing viable vegan options, too.
When I see stuff like "vegetarian pork ribs" in the menu, it's clear to me that the owners don't understand that vegans/vegetarians are interested in eating plant-based meals, not fake meat meals. The restaurants I enjoy the most don't label themselves as vegan or vegetarian - they label themselves as plant-based restaurants. Their menus consist of plant-based meals that don't pretend to be meat substitutes. That, to me, is how you communicate as a business that you understand that veganism/vegetarianism is not a fad, but a lifestyle.
Viewing veganism oppprtunities centered around diet only is just as short sighted as viewing cannibas legalizatuon as only wanting to open up a head shop.I may be totally wrong here, but I think you and many others are falling prey to a cognitive bias that's pervasive in the diet space.
The idea that a particular way of eating is a "lifestyle" that's "been around a long time" is not new. Paleo and Keto can make the same claims. Paleo was getting it's foothold in the 90s. Keto has been around since the 80s. Vegetarianism has been around thousands of years in cultures around the world.
Regardless, the trend of mainstream-adoption for each of these has followed the same pattern.
I am willing to concede that Veganism may be different if there's a compelling argument - but simply saying "it's a lifestyle, not just a diet" is not enough for me to buy it.
From what I have experienced in my business, yes. I view them as anti-animal consumption AND anti-synthetic.It is really interesting watching as a number of my friends have turned vegan. One of my friends lost a ton of weight going vegan.
Do vegans care if vegetables are organic or not ? I've thought about raising organic vegetables commercially.
Oh, GOD, no...this is just the tip, of the tip, of the iceberg.
It's a shame that pretty much all of these alternatives aren't really healthier than regular milk. I'm not saying that dairy is better - just pointing out that most of these alternatives are sweetened with artificial sweeteners and/or other substances to make them more palatable. They're marketed as healthy drinks, but in fact many of them aren't much different than junk soft drinks.At my local Safeway, the dairy coolers have almost disappeared, replaced with alternatives; Soy, Oat, Coconut, Almond, etc.
This!It's a shame that pretty much all of these alternatives aren't really healthier than regular milk. I'm not saying that dairy is better - just pointing out that most of these alternatives are sweetened with artificial sweeteners and/or other substances to make them more palatable. They're marketed as healthy drinks, but in fact many of them aren't much different than junk soft drinks.
Maybe in North America but not in Australia, mostly good unsweetened mylks as they spell it here.It's a shame that pretty much all of these alternatives aren't really healthier than regular milk. I'm not saying that dairy is better - just pointing out that most of these alternatives are sweetened with artificial sweeteners and/or other substances to make them more palatable. They're marketed as healthy drinks, but in fact many of them aren't much different than junk soft drinks.
I am a huge proponent of the Dr. McDougall way of eating. I use unsweetened original (not vanilla-flavor) almond milk, but I don't drink it as a beverage. I use it as an ingredient in recipes or occasionally poured over cereal. Dr. McDougall believes milk and milk-substitutes should not be used for drinking. Water is the ultimate beverage.Obviously, much better than the sweetened version, but it's still a processed drink.
I'm not surprised by this. Meat is actually really expensive in comparison to other food staples, and when I got married and started in the work force during the recession, meat was the first thing that went for us. And so many great vegan/veggie friendly recipes have come out that are so quick to make, that this is actually one of those times that the market spoke before the political climate did. There isn't a lot of innovation in the meat industry, but a meat replacement industry has a huge bubble of growth.A $22 billion dollar corporation entrenched in the meat industry sees what is happening and is trying to get ahead of the curve...
America’s biggest meat producer wants to take a bite out of the vegetarian market
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6% a year might not seem like a lot, but it is when you consider it's going up against a behemoth steeped in tradition and culture.
The soft/hard tacos (had both) was a 9 out of 10 ... might have been a 10 if it wasn't sitting in a bag for 30 minutes. I actually was pleasantly surprised.Will report back...
I loved it. I love a good burger, and the Beyond Meat Burger from A+W was a good burger. (Wow I just sounded like the biggest corporate shill!)Beyond Burger seems to be sweeping through Canada like wildfire.
It's already on the menu at a few places I frequent, which is surprising because "smaller" US companies generally don't sweep through Canada like this. A&W being one of the larger chains that are shouting about it from the rooftops.
I almost tried it the other day out of sheer curiosity. I'm a meat loving man but it's hard to ignore all the love and praise Beyond Burger gets from its fans. I'll probably grab one next time just to see what everyone's talking about.
My extremely amateur 100% not-an-investment-professional opinion: still a good buy at $53. My justification:Beyond went IPO today.
I printed out the prospectus to read last week, never got around to it. So I never parcipated in the offering ($25/share).
Beyond Meat Inc.
As of now the stock is up 120% at $53. Guess the market likes Beyond. And I missed out on an opportunity to double my money in one day. SMH.
If you go vegan you'll spot lots of opportunitiesSeems like a fairly decent opportunity, but how does a poor schmuck like me best his odds?
a)Assist already established vegan businesses with a service?
b)Start a vegan product business with little to no investment, just sweat equity? (vegan software? lol)
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