Is The Blend the solution to an Earth-friendly burger?
Celebrate Earth Month and sustainability by… eating a burger?!
With The Blend, you most certainly can.
When you blend finely chopped mushrooms with meat, you’re not just adding flavor and nutrition, you’re making an Earth-friendly choice: A new mushroom sustainability study reveals the mighty mushroom not only is healthy on the plate, it’s also gentle on the planet.
The Mushroom Sustainability Story Study Findings
The study finds production of a pound of mushrooms
“Mushrooms can now be considered one the most sustainably produced foods in the United States,” noted study author and SureHarvest President Dr. Jeff Dlott.
- requires only 1.8 gallons of water
- uses only 1.0 kilowatt hours of energy
- generates only .7 pounds of CO2 equivalent emissions
In addition, the annual average yield of mushrooms is 7.1 pounds per square foot – meaning up to 1 million pounds of mushrooms can be produced on just one acre.
When it comes to sustainable choices, with The Blend, you can have your burger, and eat it, too. Happy Earth Day!
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Researched and developed by SureHarvest, a leading sustainability analysis and research firm, The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017 study is the result of a two-year initiative to document mushroom production environment metrics.