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CoViD-19 crisis reveals efficiency of making plant-based meat substitutes

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated as of August 12, 2021) An April 27, 2020, CNN article titled “Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic: Will consumers feel the impact?” reports that more meat processing and packaging plants across the United States have “suspended operations temporarily due to coronavirus …

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Plant-based nutrition explained, with bonus meatless cooking demo!

Tessdrive.com held on the afternoon of July 29 its pilot Facebook livestreaming session, featuring expert plant-based nutritionist Dr. Blecenda “Doc Blecy” Varona and New York-trained chef Lilibeth “Chef B” Camposano. The livestream was also shared online, in real time, with students of Enderun Colleges. Dr. Varona shared her insights and extensive knowledge of plant-based nutrition …

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Tall grass helps in fight vs Covid, as alcohol dispensers and foot baths made from bamboo are distributed

The Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) distributed on July 6 10 hands-free bamboo-abaca disinfectant dispensers and foot baths to several establishments and government offices in Los Baños, Laguna. The bamboo dispenser releases alcohol when the connected foot bath is stepped on, while the abaca acts as a sponge that …

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All of the plastics we have created since the 1950s still exist, and they’re a plague on the environment

In this edition of TessDrive’s SustainabiliTalks video documentary series, vegan, climate advocate, and futurist Shiela R. Castillo discusses plastic waste—its prevailing misconceptions, alarming facts, and its alternatives. Castillo defines plastic waste as the accumulation of disposable plastics that adversely affect the environment. A major contributing factor to the accumulation of such waste is the affordability, …

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2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed becomes lab for developing sustainable racer, tires

MissionH24’s groundbreaking hydrogen-powered endurance race car—the LMPH2G—made its UK debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed held this July 8 to 11. The racer took on the world-famous hillclimb, and was showcased on the Michelin Supercar Paddock stage every day of the four-day event. LMPH2G represents a significant technological development, backed by partners Michelin …

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United Airlines revises target, now aims for 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

United Airlines recently announced its most ambitious step yet in leading the fight against climate change. The pledge is to become 100% green by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100% by 2050. To meet this goal, it would have to make industry-leading investments in new technology and sustainable fuels—not from buying carbon offsets. In …

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Meatless for the Nutrition Month at the Inquirer Read-Along

July has been observed as Nutrition Month. The Inquirer Read-Along’s theme on July 13 at the main office of the Philippine Daily Inquirer news organization in Makati City goes meatless for the animals, for the environment and for health. The Inquirer Read-Along is a corporate social responsibility program of the nation’s leading newspaper, and aims …

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Manila among Asia’s least affordable cities for buying, renting property

UK-based Online Mortgage Advisor (onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk) has recently published research comparing the average prices of one square meter of an apartment in the city center of Manila, Philippines, to the average annual salary in 2016 and 2020. That research shows Manila to be the second least affordable city to buy property in Asia, worse than property …

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Finally, there’s an all-electric SUV with fully sustainable vegan interiors

For an automotive manufacturer to claim its new all-electric SUV as the world’s most sustainable vehicle, it has to be more than just any other electric vehicle (EV). In the automotive industry, sustainability is mainly manifested by electric power to propel the vehicle. It is the ultimate drive to promote a greener environment. But how …

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The Vatican makes that ‘big Leaf’ to becoming all-electric

In what can be seen as another major step towards its full adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), The Vatican recently received a donation of a 100%-electric Nissan Leaf.    The zero-emissions Leaf, the world’s first mass-market EV, was received by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Governorate of Vatican City State and President of the …

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