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July 09, 2020 - Genetic literacy project

Viewpoint: Plant-based meats promote veganism in ways animal rights activists never could

Viewpoint: Plant-based meats promote veganism in ways animal rights activists never could
Plant-based meatCredit: Impossible Foods

Author and animal-rights activist Jonathan Safran Foer [author of the book Eating Animals] recently argued in a New York Times essay that the COVID-19 pandemic represents a turning point in society’s attitude to eating meat.

“Animal agriculture is now recognized as a leading cause of global warming,” writes Foer. “A quarter of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 say they are vegetarians or vegans, which is perhaps one reason sales of plant-based ‘meats’ have skyrocketed… Our hand has been reaching for the doorknob for the last few years. Covid-19 has kicked open the door.”

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