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November 15, 2019 - The Vegan Authority

UK: After 800 years, Smithfield Market now offering plant-based meat

UK: After 800 years, Smithfield Market now offering plant-based meat
Credit: Animal Rebellion

The UK's largest meat market, London's famous Smithfield Market, is now selling plant-based meat for the first time in its 800-year history.

PJ Martinelli has teamed up with food tech company Moving Mountains to supply vegan burgers made from plants not animals. The move comes just over a month after vegan activists from Animal Rebellion, a vegan offshoot of the climate change group Extinction Rebellion staged a protest at the market which supplies animal flesh to butchers and restaurants across the capital city.

Animal Rebellion states that animal farming is driving climate and ecological breakdown. "Animal agriculture contributes around 14.5% of all human induced emissions. It uses 83% of global farmland, while only contributing 18% of calories.

"To end the climate crisis and achieve justice for animals, we must transition to a plant-based food system."

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