Jeff Kart
Jeff Kart
#GreatLakes environment writer, editor, blogger, dad & principal consultant @enviroprose aka #MrGreatLakes - green #startups & NGOs @ForbesScienceSource
Bay City, Michigan
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Even More Americans Are Eating Plant-Based Meats Than Last Year, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating

Even More Americans Are Eating Plant-Based Meats Than Last Year, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating

Animals are probably celebrating too. Have you ever seen a cow smile? New numbers from the animal welfare organization World Animal Protection estimate that nearly 1 million animals were saved from being turned into hamburgers and other meat for human consumption in 2020. That’s because America’s food chains started offering more plant-based “meat” options, and people gobbled them up. In 2019, the group estimated a total of 250,000 pigs and cows were saved from the food system due to alt-meat offerings at national chain restaurants. Estimates for this history-book year are that more than...

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This Plastic Bag Turns Into Fertilizer (Or You Could Eat It)

This Plastic Bag Turns Into Fertilizer (Or You Could Eat It)

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jul 30, 2020,Regular plastic is a stubborn, angry thing. As soon as it’s created, its sole purpose is to exist, for about 1,000 years. Neptune Plastic, in comparison, is “a pretty chill and understanding thing,” says Marx Acosta-Rubio, one of three college students behind Neptune Plastics Inc.The startup recently took home a prize from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to bring its single-use marine degradable, wildlife digestible and backyward compostable plastic to market. Acosta-Rubio likes to demonstrate how good this plastic is...

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Robin The Robot Comforts Kids In Hospitals, Can Help With Covid-19

Robin The Robot Comforts Kids In Hospitals, Can Help With Covid-19

Sign in to your Forbes account For instructions on how to disable your ad blocker, Or Sign In To Continue Using An Ad BlockerIf this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next!BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jun 17, 2020,Kids like robots. And sick kids can benefit from robots in the hospital. A robot companion named Robin has been tested in a pediatric clinic in Armenia, and researchers report an increase in young patients’ appetites and cheerfulness after interactions with...

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