It’s No Meat May and we are hearing more about meat substitues or ‘fake meats’ all the time. In its recent IPO, fake meat company Beyond Meat had investors lining up. We’re also seeing an increasing number of plant-based substitute products at major food chains, like Grill’d and Dominoes Pizza. Similar trends are occuring overseas.
This naturally raises questions about diets, lifestyles and nutrition, and we have a number of articles offering related advice, including for vegans as with our vegan cheese taste test and vegan diet advice. Why are people going vegan or choosing to eat less meat? From our article:
Dr Kate Marsh thinks one of the reasons people are becoming more aware of veganism is there’s a lot more information available around ethical and environmental issues. “I’m seeing an increasing number of younger people who are aware of and knowledgeable about the environmental and ethical reasons for becoming vegan,” she says. “It’s also getting easier to become vegan due to the increasing range of vegan foods now available.”
However, you also don’t need to be vegan to try or enjoy these products. So, would you give ‘fake meat’ a go? Answer our poll and tell us why or why not in the comments below. Please also remember our Community guidelines - ad hominen attacks, personal attacks or broad accusations that do not add to the discussion will be removed.
- Yes, I would try substitute meat
- No, I would prefer not to try it