This is food that sustains the whole planet
Sustainability from whole food
Consumption of plant-based food is a far more sustainable practice than eating meat. It’s just a fact. But fake meat, a faux version of animal products, simply perpetuates the human appetite for animal flesh. To eliminate meat consumption, we need to replace the desire for animal products at the center of the plate. At NexVeg, we consciously work to make food that tastes like its authentic from delicious whole-food vegan ingredients with only natural seasonings. We believe that’s the long view, a real solution to the sustainability of both human and environmental health.
Low environmental impact
Plant-based whole foods come from seeds, water, sun, soil and nurturing. When well-grown, lightly processed, produced on-demand and delivered direct – like NexVeg and its ingredients – the environmental impact of your food can be net positive. Remember, plants turn carbon to oxygen during their lifetime, and NexVeg produces minimal carbon from harvest through production to consumption.
If fact, if physical waste told our story … Most food manufacturers tolerate 5% food waste, if you weigh everything, food and packaging that comes in our door:
- 95% ships as finished products
- 4.5% is diverted to compost, reuse and recycling
- 0.5% is waste (90% better than industry average)
NexVeg Tepary products are founded on local sourcing, acquiring 66% of its ingredients from local sources. The Tepary bean itself, is viewed as one of the most sustainable sources of protein on earth:
- First, because of their ability to grow in arid conditions while delivering a great nutritional profile. Click here to read more from scholarly journals.
- Second, sourcing locally renewable resources enables us to reduce miles and improve freshness.
Sustaining our suppliers and communities
By sourcing locally, we proudly cultivate enduring business relationships that support real people. Here are some of the local sources that are vital to the integrity of NexVeg.
- Ramona Farms, T’hono Oodham tribe, Gila River Indian Reservation – Federally designated impoverished lands
- Flagstaff EcoRanch
- Whipstone Farm
- Duncan Family Farms
- Cortez Milling Company
- Rousseau Farming Company
- Grand Canyon Spice Company
- Mount Hope Spice Company