This week Awesome Stories brings you meat-free meat, better business, hemp cars, and meeting death.
Sunfed Foods wants to change the way we think about meat and maybe save the planet. Inventor Shama Sukul Lee saw the big environmental impact of meat as a protein source and decided to create a better meat. Sunfed meats aim to look, taste, and cook just like meat, but are derived from pea and other plant proteins. Besides being much better for the planet, they are healthier for people too with less fat, and more zinc, iron, and protein, all while using fewer resources. The chicken variety recently launched in New Zealand and immediately sold out in local stores. Kudos Shama!
This article highlights King Arthur Flour and other companies who choose differents ways of doing business that value people as well as profits. King Arthur believes that treating their employees as family and offering as many benefits as possible is the right thing to do. They are part of a growing trend to form as a benefit corporation, which means its mission is to consider the needs of society and the environment, as well as profits. There are also certified B corporations, non-profits, and gift economy models for doing business. Thankfully people are beginning to question the current model of business that values profits above all else and find ways to treat people and planet better.
I’ve written before about the virtues of hemp; it grows fast, is renewable and carbon neutral, uses less water, and can be used for an amazing variety of products including paper, food, clothing, plastics, and fuel. Now, Renew Sports Cars wants to build electric cars from hemp and become the world’s first carbon neutral car in the process. Hemp as a body material is lighter, stronger, more resilient, and carbon neutral. The Cannabis Car prototype is fun, fast, and modestly priced. I could see me driving one. Who wants to buy me one? 🙂
We can’t avoid death, yet most of us like to pretend death doesn’t exist or is far removed from our lives. Frank Ostaseski reminds us that many people have a transformation when they face death at the end, but encourages us to sit down and face death now. Frank shows us 5 ways death can teach us to have a more meaningful and loving life. He offers lessons about acceptance, receptivity, preciousness, rest, and uncertainty.
May your week be full of precious moments, love, and meaning.