?Vegetarians can save the climate
If, through the use of genetic technology, it was possible to get a plant-based burger to taste like an ordinary hamburger, would it be OK to do it?
Dermed ligger du på linje med 46% af dem, der har svaret.
Sådan stemte de andre:
“Yes to conversion to vegetarianism, including the use of GMO”
“No to faux meat”
Yes to conversion to vegetarianism, including the use of GMO
If the populations in the West, in particular, ate a lot less meat, particularly from ruminants, which produce high emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, this would result in major benefits to the climate. It’s only in recent years that this idea has begun to gain general acceptance.
In a situation with climate change, GMO technologies are perhaps the only way in which we can produce enough food. This is one of those cases in which we can leave the discussion of naturalness aside, however relevant this may be, because the climate is far more important.
Mickey Gjerris, associate professor in bioethics and member of the Danish Council on Ethics
No to faux meat
Faux meats by definition invite comparison. They actively make you think, “Does this thing I’m eating really taste like a bacon cheeseburger?” Fact of the matter is, vegan “meat” is never going to taste like real meat.
To me, the ultimate irony is that in choosing faux meats, you’re making the choice to eat processed foods that are not only not as tasty, but are arguably worse for the environment in the long run. Studies on the environmental impact of such stuff have turned up results that indicate that in many cases, not only does it take as much energy to produce fake meat than the real deal, but that some of the side-effects of production can be even worse.
Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats