Bill Gates Wants You to Eat Ultra-Processed Goop

At some point, Bill Gates changed from “rich computer genius” to a guy who has some bold and unsettling designs for everyone else to follow. The latest Marie Antoinette moment from Gates comes in an interview about his new book, in which Gates declares that the United States,… Read More
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How Do They Grow Cell-Based Meat?

A new type of fake meat is on the rise–and it could come with questionable ingredients. Cell-cultured meat is one of the hotter future trends in food startups. Following in the footsteps of plant-based meat alternatives, which try to mimic the… Read More
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Synthetic Meat Goes to War—With Synthetic Meat

We’ve been critical of synthetic meat analogues because, contrary to what these companies want you to believe, these products are not actually healthier than real meat. That’s according to dietitians, who note that there’s essentially the same amount of fat and calories in real meat and fake meat, w… Read More
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Who Wants Plant-Based Meat During a Disaster? Apparently No One.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; these photos look as though they’re worth a couple thousand dollars of “plant-based meat” left on the shelves. As The Wall Street Journal put it, “The Beyond Meat isn’t flying off the shelves.” As customers flock to… Read More
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Quiz: Veggie Burger or Dog Food?

The latest generation of “plant-based” fake meat products are designed to mimic the taste of mouthfeel of natural meat. But to do this requires chemical processing. After all, veggie burgers don’t grow on a vine. Recently, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a scientist with University of California-Davis, posted… Read More
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Fake Meat from Across the Pond

A fake meat company from the United Kingdom may be the next group to make a splash in the fake meat industry. The Meatless Farm reportedly signed a distribution deal to appear in several hundred Whole Foods locations across the country. But like products from their domestic competitors, the vegan… Read More
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Are the new “plant-based” meats actually good for you?

Plant-based meat has taken grocery stores, restaurant chains, and even the stock market by storm. You probably assumed it was healthy, too (after all…plants!). But it’s not. Not even close. Here are all the reasons why “plant-based” does NOT mean healthy, and a first-ever Plant-Based Meat Ingredient… Read More
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Six ingredients that take the plant out of “plant-based”

Chances are you’ve heard of plant-based meat. The products have taken grocery stores and fast food chains by storm. But despite being called “plant-based”, these foods really aren’t the best choice for your body. Just look at the ingredients in The Beyond Burger, one of the most popular plant-based… Read More
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Nutrition experts weigh in on “plant-based” meat

Calling a food “plant-based” doesn’t mean it’s made with healthy vegetables. In fact, in so many of the products we looked at, ingredients like “wheat gluten” or “soy protein isolate” were the only remotely plant-like ingredients. And both of those are heavily processed, and don’t contain the nutrie… Read More
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