Will hemp burgers be on menus in the near future? Photo credit: Hempfoods.com. Consumers are hungry for protein alternatives. In fact, studies show that demand for plant-based meat is one the rise, in part due to shifting consumer behavior, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on meat sales. One company is well on its way to creating alternative forms of protein … [Read more...] about Hemp Protein: the Next Meat Substitute?
Are plants sentient? Graphic: Ryan Kamber. Sound is an immensely important part of the human experience. We’re taught about the five senses at an early age, and our ability to hear is among the most valuable. Another big factoid we learn at a young age is that plants, much like everything else in the animal kingdom, are living things. A few weeks ago we did a profile on … [Read more...] about Plant Sentience: A Controversial History
Pictured above: Diane Williams, coordinator of Planting Justice's volunteer and Holistic Re-Entry Program. Photo credit: Planting Justice. America comprises 4% of the total world population. Yet the U.S. has more than 20% of the world's total incarcerated population, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. That means that American incarcerates one out of every five … [Read more...] about Planting Justice: Helping End the Cycle of Incarceration Through Agriculture
“Plant People” Photo Credit: Amanda Reiman. A common interest in growing one’s own food and herbs has been on the rise due to the pandemic. In fact, according to a recently study by Draper Tools, which manufactures gardening supplies, more young adults prefer gardening over clubbing. While younger generations consider gardening “cool,” the study reports, people of all … [Read more...] about Grow Your Garden With Personal Plants
To those attuned to cannabis culture, it might seem like everyone already knows about the therapeutic wonders of weed. But that’s not really the case. There are still tons of people in the dark. The Flower Pot is sounding the alarm that weed, and all plant medicine for that matter, is not the enemy. Rebecca Kershberg, founder of The Flower Pot, wants to normalize … [Read more...] about The Flower Pot: Revealing the Power of Plant Medicine for Women