“The rise of ultra-processed fake meat”

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We see a lot in the media about the potentially harmful effects that industrially produced meat, dairy and eggs can have on the environment. Perhaps that’s why Quorn, a manufacturer of meat-imitation products, is on track to become a billion-dollar business. But a recent article in The Guardian posed an important question: What actually is Quorn?

The brand markets a number of different products with an “[a]rtful use of additives and hi-tech ingredients in the food manufacturer’s cabinet – factory flavourings and colourings, milk proteins, tapioca starch, palm oil, pea fibre, firming and gelling agents and so on.”

We’ve posted a number of times about the supposed dangers of meat consumption. A growing industry of an ultra-processed meat substitute that’s a far cry from being real food shows a worrying trend. We should be aware that use of ultra-processed fake meats full of additives is an experiment, and we don’t yet know what the long-term effects are, whether good or bad.

Conscious consumers who want to take care of their health and the environment can choose good-quality meat sources from humanely-raised livestock and focus on eating real foods that truly nourish their body. As always, read the label, and if you buy packaged foods, aim for products with as few ingredients as possible.

Read the full article here:
The Guardian: The Quorn Revolution: The rise of ultra-processed fake meat

 

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3 Comments

  1. Johanna
    The link doesn't seem to be right!
  2. Summer
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