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THE OMD BEET   |   News you can't beet from One Meal a Day   |  May 8, 2019
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I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

 
— Rainer Maria Rilke
News from OMD
Every day is Earth Day and every month is an opportunity to honor our wild, shared planet home. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, our spotlight interview this month, knows that the most powerful change isn’t just through political leaders or policy work: the power comes from within us. “The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet. The planet doesn’t need saving. We do,” he says.  So, without further ado, get ready to be inspired to make a difference with this month’s OMD Beet.
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Fresh Take: 5 Recipes Using Spring Produce
Ever wondered what the heck to do with rhubarb, or how to get creative with other seasonal stalwarts like mushy green peas, hearty artichokes, or asparagus? Check out our blog for recipe inspiration!
 
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Changemakers of the Future and the Future is Now
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an indigenous climate activist, a conscious hip-hop artist, a sought-after speaker, and author — and he’s only 18. Read about how he harnesses youthful passion and creativity and about his relationship to food.
 
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Right to Harm documentary trailer
Corporate rights or human rights? It sounds abstract, but put into real terms: when factory farming comes to a town near you, public health and environmental crises follow. Right to Harm shares stories of people whose lives have been shattered by industrial animal agriculture. It reminds us at OMD why our work across the country and in North Carolina specifically is more urgent than ever.
 
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Do This
With a Rebel Yell, we ask for more, more, more! Applebee’s: Bring on the the Plants!
Applebee’s — the largest restaurant chain without a plant-based entrée at most of their 2,000 locations! — is inviting everyone over for its #NeighborhoodDrink! Woohoo, right!? But, alas, there’s no plant-based entrées to go with our "Hollarita."
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Download OMD’s Restaurant Toolkit
Have you heard the buzz? Plant-based options are sprouting up on fast food and restaurant menus across the country! Let’s keep up the momentum and make plant-based eating mainstream for all — download our toolkit to help change restaurant menus near you.
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There’s a Meme for That
Confession: we love memes. Kick off your day with a little chuckle – these plant-based gags are sure to have you giggling.
 
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