The vegan movement has gained traction in recent years. With it, so has grown the demand for meat and dairy substitutes. Long gone are the days where the only alternative to a beef burger was a black bean patty and a garden salad.
Today, organizations like Beyond Meat, Field Roast and Impossible Foods put the tired notion of a tough-and-tasteless black bean patty to rest. Now, vegan meat feels, tastes and “bleeds” like its animal-harvested counterpart.
If you are looking for products that taste similar to meat without any of the byproducts from actual animals, these are great substitutes. Beyond and Impossible both produce excellent and widely distributed burgers, among other products. Field Roast also produces burgers, but the sausages, frankfurters and cheeses are not to be forgotten.
Veering into the muddy waters of the future, nothing is certain when it comes to vegan meat. Scientists have worked to refine processes to grow authentic meat in laboratories without killing animals to actually harvest it. This is muddy water for vegans, however. Even though no animals will be directly harmed to create the meat, the base cells do need to come from a live animal. In addition, the health risks of red meat still exist, no matter how that meat grew.
As science continues to progress, there might be ways to create truly authentic meat without harming live animals, but that future is still ways away.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.