Serving Food, Serving the Planet
Before Mosaic Foods’ founders Matthew Davis and Sam McIntire started shipping healthy, no-prep meals to thousands of Americans, they were wandering through a local grocery store, disillusioned by shelves of artificially-flavored and chemically-preserved frozen foods. For those dealing with 40-plus-hour work weeks under tight budgets, these quick, easy, and cheap frozen foods are their only option. In most cases, wholesome and nutritious meals cost precious time and money to make. Davis and McIntire created Mosaic Foods to solve this dilemma, delivering convenient, plant-based frozen dishes to people for half the price of takeout meals.
With every satisfied customer, Davis and McIntire challenge the stigma that frozen food is inherently unhealthy. It is not the fact that a food is frozen that makes it unhealthy, as freezing food allows us to have the nutritional benefits of preserving food at peak freshness; it is the artificial preservatives and additives in it. All of Mosaic Foods’ meals are handcrafted by expert chefs with fresh, naturally-preserved ingredients from New York farms – and they’re just as fresh when they come out of the microwave.
In addition to being delicious and nutritious, frozen foods are essential to combating America’s food-waste epidemic and addressing climate change. Up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted and trucked to landfills, where they release methane, a greenhouse gas 40 times more potent than carbon dioxide. With Mosaic Foods, Davis and McIntire set the example; all their meals last up to 12 months in the freezer to make sure that their customers have time to experience the entirety of their order. They are dedicated to ensuring that all their ingredients find their way into natural, vegetarian or vegan, and long-lasting meals – like their Yellow Dal Curry – so that their consumers can join them in their efforts to reduce food waste, while enjoying convenient and satisfying food.
As a company, moreover, they are committed to sustainability, having all of their packaging to be 100 percent recyclable or made from recycled materials. As much as Mosaic Foods serves their customers, they serve the planet. People tend to misunderstand that frozen food is unnatural or unhealthy, and it often is. However, when employed correctly, it can be natural, nutritive, and delicious, as well as protective of our rapidly worsening environment, and Davis and McIntire have proven just that.
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