Interesting article. One correction – When I visited China in 2012, there was a great abundance of plant-based “meat” products in vegetarian restaurants, so they’ve been in Asia for a long time.

A problem with these products, apart from the concepts inside the heads of those who consume them, is that they seem to be extremely unhealthy – they are totally artificial, so how can they be good for you? And I’m guessing that they are full of salt. Plus, all the nutritional benefits of eating plants are missing. If one stops eating meat, one very soon begins to really like vegetables, so one is happier and healthier.

Exposing the Big Game

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/08/27/plant-based-meat-pro
ducts-miss-the-point.html

<https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors.html> CONTRIBUTORS

OPINION

By Karina G. MeyselContributor

Tues., Aug. 27, 2019timer2 min. read

Renewed fascination with vegetarianism and veganism has spawned the latest
trend toward meat-free eating, and with that, the latest generation of
commercially available “plant-based meat” products. There is, however,
something disingenuous about the current vegetarian and vegan craze, when
those “plant-based meat” products look, taste and feel just like the very
products they are meant to replace.

Embracing a vegetarian or vegan diet means embracing a dietary culture that
precisely sets itself apart from one that includes meat. Thus, it is the
consumer’s fundamental conceptualization of meat (real or fake) as the
pre-eminent protein source that requires examination and reshaping if the
current trend toward vegetarianism and veganism is to last.

Heightened social consciousness with respect to animal welfare, personal
health and the large carbon footprint produced by the livestock farming
industry are…

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