We’re living in a time when tensions around the food we eat are simmering. Never before have calls to turn to veganism, or plant-based alternatives, been as loud as they are, yet traditional industries are increasingly hitting out at the vegan industry. Just this week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called animal rights activists that took to the streets in protest “shameful and un-Australian” and pledged to join legal challenges brought by farmers or land owners whose livelihoods were being undermined. The vegan cheese industries in the UK and Canada have come under fire from the dairy industries in these countries, challenging their use of the word “cheese” as these products are not produced from milk products produced by animals. In catering to the consumers who are looking for alternatives, it is no wonder that Burger King has introduced a vegan Whopper in some of its stores. But soon another option may be put on the table: test-tube grown, real meat burger patties.<...

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