The meatless revolution
We look at the rising popularity of meat alternatives -- burgers, sausages, and nuggets-- that are turning up at grocery stores and fast food chains.Listen 49:01
Guests: Kelsey Piper, Jan Dutkiewicz
Meatless burgers and nuggets aren’t only being marketed to vegetarians anymore. Brands like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are appealing to meat lovers by replicating the taste and texture of beef and chicken and are now on the menus of many fast food chain. This hour the future of meat–from meat substitutes to lab-grown meat. Also, the legal battles embroiling the words “meat” and “burger.” And, how what our diet impacts climate change and animal welfare. Our guests are KELSEY PIPER, a staff writer for VOX who has been tracking the meat alternative industry, and JAN DUTKIEWICZ, a post-doctoral fellow in political science at Johns Hopkins University.
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