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Eating more plant-based meals is one of the best ways to reduce animal suffering in the animal agriculture industry. Beyond that, it’s also a great way to help the environment and combat climate change.

With the current state of the world being threatened by a host of issues–from politics to nuclear warfare to Global warming–it’s never been more important to get people to eat more plant-based meals and slow the effects of Climate change.

To help restaurants guide consumers to purchase more plant-based dishes over meat dishes, the World Resources Institute conducted a study to see if exposing consumers to environmental messaging prior to ordering would impact their meal choices.

What they discovered is that “displaying thoughtfully framed environmental messages on restaurant menus can significantly increase customers’ uptake of lower carbon, plant-rich dishes.”

According to a press release, the organization tested various messaging to see how it would impact consumers and the two most effective messages doubled the chance that a person would order a vegetarian item from the menu.

The leading messages were “small changes can make a big difference,” and “join a movement of people choosing foods with less impact on the climate.”

WRI hopes that this information can be used and applied in a variety of restaurant settings, from online to in-person.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some resources to get you started:

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