US President Donald Trump pardons a turkey named “Butter” in a Thanksgiving ceremony on November 26, with farmer Wellie Jackson, who raised the bird, and First Lady Melania Trump. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Tofurkey for Thanksgiving and mock roast suckling pig? How the world can eat less meat

  • Given global warming and the emergence of pseudo meats, more of us should be replacing the Thanksgiving turkey with meatless alternatives
  • Meanwhile, China’s meat prices have surged in pork crisis: a chance for pseudo-meat makers to enter the world’s biggest meat-eating market. But it won’t be easy

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US President Donald Trump pardons a turkey named “Butter” in a Thanksgiving ceremony on November 26, with farmer Wellie Jackson, who raised the bird, and First Lady Melania Trump. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A vegetarian burger with grilled champignon, tomato and cucumber. Photo: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Vegetarianism in China is nothing new: meat-free diets have ancient origins

  • Contrary to popular belief, plant-based diets existed in the Middle Kingdom long before Buddhism came to the country
  • Mock meats were made from ingredients such as beans, gluten, root vegetables and mushrooms

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