Why call it vegan meat though? Isnt it something else? Something... beyond meat?! Still calling it meat is stupid imo... and I think in many cases people are simply afraid of calling it by its real name because in most cases its impossible to pronounce unless you are Cthulu.I’ve been eating vegan meat for almost 11 years with no interest of quitting
The word "meat" is used to describe what you get inside a walnuts shell. "Flesh" is what you scrape out of a tomato. "Skin" is what you peel off a zucchini. "Steak" is a slab of grilled eggplant. "Milk" is a liquid extracted from plants, seeds, or nuts.Calling it fake, beyond or whatever "meat" just seems wrong to me because from a marketing point of view it aims at people that only follow a trend and will go back to meat-meat after they spend some good money on a plant based alternative that deserves a better chance.
I dont know.... never ate vegan products that got invented to resemble the taste and look of dead animals. How would I call it? Whats in it? I would just say its a.... conglomeratic piece of plant-based food.
Why to be honest I have to agree on this one.A plant burger sounds way better than "conglomeratic piece of plant-based food."
Well I suppose it's mostly a cultural thing. Indian food doesn't quite discriminate so much between how vegetarian foods are called and use a lot of the same terminology--I may be wording that wrong, but just that they've had vegetarian foods mainstream so long they have more desriptionsWhy to be honest I have to agree on this one.
However, I do encourage new products that are very much able to replace its cruel counterparts but somehow dislike the tendency to even call it whatever "meat".
Talking to real vegans often feels like they havent made the decision out of a feeling but took all possibilities into consideration and now act on it.The word "meat" is used to describe what you get inside a walnuts shell. "Flesh" is what you scrape out of a tomato. "Skin" is what you peel off a zucchini. "Steak" is a slab of grilled eggplant. "Milk" is a liquid extracted from plants, seeds, or nuts.
They're words that describe types of food. Yes, we mostly refer to animal flesh as meat, but it has been a word used by many cultures, including vegetarian cultures, to describe plant foods. No reason people should take offense because it's becoming more popular.
From a marketing point of view, calling it a meat alternative, creating the tastes and textural qualities people seek out in food, and most importantly, availability, is looking quite successful in my region. Seems the most disturbed are the wfpb people who could care less about vegan ethics and go out of their way to criticize it as being as bad as meat. They aren't the audience, and they're not as bad as meat in any way, sooo....
Omnivores are buying these products. Vegans are buying these products.
I stayed away from things resembling animal products for more than the first year I quit eating meat. I now love foods like Beyond, Gardien, and have loved plant based chik;n things my entire life, more than chicken--so did my son who was not raised veg.
There's money in this now. They've been able to market the most extreme fake, unhealthy crap no one could ever have believed people would put in their mouths much less crave, but they've been incredibly successful there. Now the need is to go with the environmental, cheaper plant based foods.Just wait
I havent said its fake food. I have a problem with the name because it suggests being something similar to meat, while its not. You dont really see what I mean, right?
|Burgers||Meat-free patties, including either ‘burger’, and/or ‘pattie/ patty’ in the product name|
|Sausages||Features either ‘sausage’, or ‘hot dog’, in the product name|
|Mince||Features ‘mince’ in the product name|
|Chicken||Meat-free products appearing to mimic chicken, including “Chick’n Nuggets,” “Nuggets,” “Chicken-Style Strips,” and “Vegan Schnitzel.”|
|Seafood||Meat-free products appearing to mimic seafood, including “Fish-Free Fingers,” “Battered Prawn-Style Pieces,” and “Tuno.”|
|Other||Meat-free products falling outside of other categories, including “Vegie Roast,” “Bacon-Style Rashers,” and “Polony.”|