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IT’S ABOUT BEING MORE CONSCIOUS

What it means to be Plant-Based

Being plant-based isn't primarily about rules or exclusions, it's about finding healthy ways to incorporate more nutrient-rich ingredients into your daily life. It can be the choice to replace dairy with nut milk, to participate in global initiatives like #MeatlessMonday, or more consciously purchase your household cleaners and bath products. It is about learning and implementing what works best for your body while being aware of the global impact.

THINK IT’S ALL ABOUT SALADS? THINK AGAIN.
Our students and alumni are some of the leading innovators in the plant-based space, creating sweet and savory dishes bursting with flavor, inspiring professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts across the globe.

SENSIBLE NUTRITION, POWERED BY PLANTS

It's time to start eating “real” food

There's nothing complicated about eating right. Research shows that excessive consumption of processed foods may be linked to health issues including heart problems, obesity, and stroke.

In a study published in the journal BMJ Open, scientists at University of Sao Paolo found that nearly 60% of an American’s daily calories come from “ultraprocessed” food. These "types" of foods contain 5x the amount of sugar that unprocessed or minimally processed foods do.
A 2014 study from the American Heart Association showed that men ages 45 to 79 who ate 75 grams or more per day of processed red meat, like cold cuts, sausage, bacon, and hot dogs, had a 28% higher risk of heart failure compared with men who ate less than 25 grams.
Research supports that diets high in whole, unrefined foods boost antioxidant levels, positively affect lipoproteins, and improve colon function to help combat chronic diseases.

SUSTAINABILITY ISN’T JUST A BUZZWORD

Being plant-based is more than just being mindful of what we put on our plates—it's about being conscious of every purchasing decision we make.

According to the Waste Resources Action Programme, the UK alone purchased over 1,130,000 tons of clothing last year. WRAP research shows that extending the life of clothes by an extra nine months of active use, in the UK, reduces the carbon, water and waste impacts of that garment by around 20-30%.
An estimated 1,800 to 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef. Tofu that originated in California requires only 220 gallons per pound.
Conventional beauty products can contain up to 70% water, while conscious beauty brands are making moves to create "waterless" products made up of 100% pure botanical extracts.

TIMES ARE CHANGING FOR THE BETTER

Plant-based cuisine is here to stay

Fueled by informed audiences, the demand for plant-based cuisine in mainstream markets is exploding in 2018. Whether your interest is personal or professional, PLANTLAB is the #1 resource for exploring the world of plant-based cooking.

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