Plant-based meatballs by Zhenmeat displayed at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing on September 4, 2020. How seriously China takes alternative meat will determine the country’s contribution to the international biodiversity agenda. Photo: Reuters
Plant-based meatballs by Zhenmeat displayed at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing on September 4, 2020. How seriously China takes alternative meat will determine the country’s contribution to the international biodiversity agenda. Photo: Reuters
Aurélie Chane-Yook
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aurélie Chane-Yook and Mathias Lund Larsen

Amid the global biodiversity crisis, China can lead with alternative meat

  • Shifting our diet towards meat substitutes tackles the main source of biodiversity loss and is the most direct solution
  • China, as a massive meat consumer, can play a vital role in making plant-based alternatives mainstream

Plant-based meatballs by Zhenmeat displayed at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing on September 4, 2020. How seriously China takes alternative meat will determine the country’s contribution to the international biodiversity agenda. Photo: Reuters
Plant-based meatballs by Zhenmeat displayed at a Hope Tree restaurant in Beijing on September 4, 2020. How seriously China takes alternative meat will determine the country’s contribution to the international biodiversity agenda. Photo: Reuters
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