We are not flocking to vegetarianism, and even less to veganism. In fact, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization projects that meat consumption will grow by 2% in the U.S. through 2027.
Between 20% and 30% of Americans say they are trying to cut or even drop meat-eating all together. Is it really happening? The increasing popularity of plant-based meat alternatives like the Impossible and Beyond Meat burgers shows that we are willing to try meatless options. We have a long way to go, despite the compelling arguments to go meatless; the ethics and morality of eating animals and/or the treatment of animals in the industrialized farm system, the environmental impact of large-scale animal agriculture, the health concerns around eating a lot of meat, and the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
This podcast explores our deep-seated attachment to meat and the journey most of us considering going meatless must travel to get there, with the help of Dr. Paul Rozin, a preeminent food psychologist who coined the term “Omnivore’s Dilemma” more than 40 years ago.
04/01/20 • 28 min
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Hello, Hello! Going meatless is a journey. Making every meal at home for the past 6 weeks got me thinking that some of us are living through another step in that journey; a retreat to meat (fresh meat sales are way up) or a lurch towards plant-based foods. Here I consider the triggers and barriers in either direction.
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