What Longtime Vegetarians Think About the Plant-Based Meat Boom

This story is part of The Food & Wine Guide to Plant-Based Meat.



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We’re in a golden age of fake meat. It seems like every week a new pea protein-based meat substitute comes onto the market, each one promising to mimic the flavor and texture of meat better than the last one. As more people reduce their meat consumption for health or environmental reasons, companies like

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Yak politics: Tibetans’ vegetarian dilemma amid China meat boom | Environment

Former free-roaming nomads now mostly resettled in rows of sun-baked block houses in Tibet are facing a struggle for their identity, their spiritual and cultural practices – and even their stomachs.

These yak-tending herders have always eaten meat. In addition to the milk, butter and cheese they derived from yaks, meat was a necessity in their harsh lives.

But a movement spurred by Tibetan Buddhist monks in the region over the past two decades

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Taco Bell’s Vegetarian Menu | Best Menu Options That are Meat Free

Taco Bell’s vegetarian menu is steadily becoming a go-to for vegetarians and vegans. And now, it plans to step things up a notch.

In this article, we discuss why the restaurant is noteworthy amongst vegetarianism for its famous menu options.

Taco Bell is Great for Vegetarians

taco bell's vegetarian menu

The fast-food chain has had an early association with beefy burritos and tasty tacos. At the same time, they also have long been friendly to vegetarians and plant-based eaters.

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Taco Bell brings back potatoes and will test Beyond Meat menu item

Taco Bell is bringing back its Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and Spicy Potato Soft Taco

Taco Bell

Taco Bell wants to bring back its vegetarian customers.

The Yum Brands chain is resurrecting its popular potatoes and will test a menu item with a Beyond Meat substitute after last year’s menu cuts disappointed its meat-free customer base.

Taco Bell eliminated eight menu options in two rounds of cuts to help simplify its operations when the coronavirus pandemic

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