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August 02, 2020 - Financial Express

The green plate: There’s a renewed thrust on plant-based diets and meat alternatives across the globe today

The green plate: There’s a renewed thrust on plant-based diets and meat alternatives across the globe today
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With meat consumption coming under heavy scrutiny in the wake of the pandemic, there’s a renewed thrust on plant-based diets and meat alternatives across the globe today.

Late last year, McDonald’s introduced a plant-based burger in its joints across Canada as part of a six-month trial run. The fast food chain partnered with Beyond Meat, a producer of plant-based meat substitutes, to bring out the burger, which was called PLT (plant, lettuce, tomato). The trial run ended in April with no plans of adding the burger to the menu, but the move is being seen as a response to the increasing demand for healthy plant-based foods by consumers across the globe.

In the wake of the pandemic, in fact, meat consumption across the globe has come under heavy scrutiny, with animal rights activists, vegans and health experts raising questions on the unethical killing of animals.

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