Homemade avocado burger. Credit: Marco Verch.

The fate of the planet could hinge on the success of a veggie burger.

The Impossible Burger is meatless, lab-grown, and aims to be indistinguishable from a real burger. Right now, it falls apart too easily, but it's getting there.
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Feb 28, 2017

Subway's "chicken" meat is only half chicken.

The other half is soy, according to DNA tests carried out by Canadian journalists. None of the fast-food chicken tested came out at 100 percent, but Subway was the only one with results so drastic the team decided to test it twice.

Mar 1, 2017

Everything is great about algae, except the taste.

"2017 might very well be the year of algae." Spirulina is already used as a protein-rich ingredient by many food manufacturers and health-conscious home chefs, but algae is poised to explode in popularity.

It's packed with vitamins, rich in omega-3s, and sustainable. The barrier here is flavor, with even NASA rejecting it for tasting weird, so the protein's path to market is likely as an additive or substitute for now.

Feb 28, 2017

"The Future of Protein Will Not Be Animal Meat." Atlantic writer and doctor James Hamblin traverses California learning about the science of shifting diets.

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