McDonald's joins the plant-based meat movement

The fast-food giant has teamed up with Beyond Meat for their McPlant line

Stars Insider

10/11/20 | StarsInsider

FOOD Alternatives

Burgers that bleed can now be crafted in labs, thrown on a grill, and enjoyed without ever knowing that they are plant-based. Companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have developed “fake meat” that matches the texture, aroma, and flavor of the real deal, promising to change the way we eat in less than two decades.

The meatless burger is surely one of the biggest food trends of recent years, especially with the advancements in lab-grown meat, and the benefits are too great to ignore.

McDonald's, notorious for their meat scandals in the past, is now getting on board the plant-based meat movement with their McPlant line, which includes a burger and potentially plant-based chicken and breakfast sandwiches, too. The burger was co-created with Beyond Meat, and the fast-food giant joins several other companies partnering up with plant-based meat substitutes.

So, is it possible there's a huge shift coming? Will fake meat shut down the animal agriculture industry? Check out the following gallery to see a breakdown of how meat alternatives are taking over.

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