What meat alternatives would you be happy to eat?


16th November 2018

TAX should be added to red meat to improve health and save lives, says a new report.

Some governments already tax harmful products like sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco to cover healthcare costs and to make people less likely to buy them. Now, experts would like to see sausages, bacon and burgers added to that list.

The research looked at how much it costs to treat illness caused by eating red meat. In the UK, processed meat would need to be taxed at 79% to cover this cost. This would raise the cost of a £2 packet of bacon to £3.58. Meat eating is also damaging the planet. In May, experts said avoiding meat and dairy products was the biggest way a person could reduce their impact on the environment. And in October, scientists said countries like the UK need to eat 90% less beef to stop dangerous climate change.

So what’s the alternative? Many plant-based products mimic meat to make them more appealing to meat-lovers. A plant-based vegan burger that bleeds beetroot juice has just gone on sale in Tesco and in restaurants across the UK. Future meat alternatives include lab-grown meat and insects, but it might take a little while to convince people to eat them. A recent study found only 26% of people would be willing to eat an insect, compared to 91% who are happy to eat plant based food like tofu and Quorn.

What meat alternatives would you be happy to eat?


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uniquepika · 4 years ago

I would only eat quorn alternatives but it says you have to vote for all four.

First News Aaron · 4 years ago

Oops! We had a bit of a poll problem. Should now be fixed! Thanks for letting us know, uniquepika!

natalija · 4 years ago

I would eat Quorn alternatives because lab grown meat is made of chemicals and will not have any of the protein and healthy things we get in animal meat. Insects are not my thing.

dotbaker · 4 years ago

I’m a vegetarian, so it wouldn’t affect me, but it is a problem that definitely needs sorting out

jesusrules · 4 years ago

i am a flexiterian (thanks first news for talking about eating habits) which mans i eat mostly veggie and very little meat. i always eat quorn alternatives and i would not like to eat chemically made stuff, or insects - i don't know what tofu is- so quorn all the way.

sao · 4 years ago

I would eat Quorn and other veggie-based alternatives as lab-grown meat contains chemicals. Insects have never been a food and never should be and Tofu is made of soy milk, which many people are allergic to.

chealsea · 4 years ago

I wouldn't mind with any of them as i have eaten them all before and are probably safe to eat if they were to be sold in shops

astro_girl · 4 years ago

I would eat tofu and quorn alternatives as these are the only ones which are healthy and appealing

kat · 4 years ago

I would be happy to eat lab meat because even though it doesn't have the same protein and nutrients it is a lot better for the environment. Also I am fine with quorn because it is tasty. I don't really like tofu but if the world was ending and it was the only food left then I would eat it. I am personally not ok with eating insects but again, if the world was ending and it was the only food left then yes, I would eat it.

habbot07 · 4 years ago

Quorn product are amazing considering that they aren't actually made out of meat.Especially their lasagne it's delicious.

swace · 4 years ago

Yeah...I would eat Lab-Grown Meat if this happened because some people just don't like Quorn! E.g me! Eating insects might scare little children - and could be a bit disgusting.

dolfincake · 4 years ago

To be honest, Quorn tastes exactly like chicken so, no problems for me. I think its the best.

wolfpup123 · 4 years ago

i would only eat Quorn. My mum is vegetarian and she eats Quorn. When i have some meals, my mum cooks them with Quorn chicken and i can't tell the difference between that and real chicken.

booklover4 · 4 years ago

I chose Quorn and other veggie alternatives because insects and tofu are not really that nice and lab grown meat has chemicals in it.?

emyhuffle · 4 years ago

As a vegan people tell me all the time about what i eat. I just have to eat whatever is on my plate. This is a problem that we all need to sort out.

gingetoff · 4 years ago

Insects ??

elephant_m · 4 years ago

First of all, real meat is has most nutrients but lab-made meat would be the next best suggestion- quorn has NO meat, it is just a veggie solution of meat, tofu is made by soy beans, which makes milk and insects, we can hardly get much nutrients because they are tiny. (Also insects taste disgusting)

_turducken · 4 years ago

I'd eat anything tbh

harryrocks · 4 years ago

I agree with you, natalija, lab meat would have possibly bad chemicals in it, although I wouldn't mind insects!

Out of interest, who likes tofu and what does it taste like?

con-con · 4 years ago

I would definitely eat veggie based foods but insects would be cool to try

camerong · 4 years ago

I chose Quorn because, one, veggies are healthy, two, lab made meat isn't meat and could hold dangerous
chemicals, and three, insects? What?

j100p · 4 years ago

I think the best alternative would be Quorn and other veggie-based alternatives or tofu. This is because lab-grown meat is probably not good for us, as it may use chemicals and such things, but Quorn is high in protein (just like normal meat) and is made entirely from mycoprotein, a type of fungus, which means that there would not be much of an impact on the environment. Also, tofu has high amounts of protein, zero cholesterols and low amounts of carbohydrates, which means it is very good for us. This also explains why it is called 'superfood'.

poppypapa · 4 years ago

I think lab grown meat because I like meat but grown by scientists. Wow!

jamesy10 · 4 years ago

Quorn = tasty.
Red meat = even tastier
Altogether = obesity! Quorn is way better than to be laughed at for being ‘fat’

sammyseal7 · 4 years ago

I voted insects and Quorn as Quorn is low fat and insects are eaten in the Far East and I think that their is nothing wrong with it, it is just meat!!!

aquaquazar · 4 years ago

I am vegetarian so it is all I can eat.

elephant_m · 4 years ago

Guys, tofu is tasteless and it's white. It's made from soy beans.

I saw a couple of you wondering what tofu is...

xxowlxx · 4 years ago

Lab made meat sounds bad.. They could accidentally contaminate it with toxins or something simillar.

3629 · 4 years ago

I would eat Quorn because it is healthy and is quite nice, also there is a lot of variety as they do a lot of different products

shpee · 4 years ago

Lab grown meat will just be meat that will (most likely) be produced quicker and produce less methane. Insects are probably fine if you just treat them like regular meat. Quorn seems okay, too. But Tofu is apparently just tasteless rubbish, so I don't think I'd like that.

djl5 · 4 years ago

All are disgusting. We have eaten meat since the start of mankind so why change it now.

ewb26 · 4 years ago

I only know about Quorn as an alternative, but I would be happy to eat anything that gives you protein and hasn't got any chemicals in it. Also it would need to taste nice!

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splogey123 · 4 years ago

I think I do not like any of these meats but could get used to it

7diamond07 · 4 years ago

I wouldn’t want to eat insects because I am a Muslim and they are prohibited.

isabelles8 · 4 years ago

Quorn alternatives because I know for a fact that they taste like meat, and you wouldn't be killing animals for food.

isabelles8 · 4 years ago

Quorn alternatives because I know for a fact that they taste like meat, and you wouldn't be killing animals for food.

flossingg · 4 years ago

I am a pescatarian anyway and quorn and tofu are really nice

aoifeh · 4 years ago

pick the wright one.

xx_puppys · 4 years ago

Firstly what are farmers going to do if we stop eating meat?! Do you think they can grow vegetables? No they can't this means less jobs and a worse economy. Climate change is natural and we can't stop it.

nergit · 4 years ago

I LOVE TOFU! The way my mum makes it, I can't resist!

fn920 · 4 years ago

Go ahead and add a tax on fruit and vegetables as well while your at it. The taxes in this country are ridiculous. I guess it's the way the government gets their money back from free healthcare.

ijm · 4 years ago

I think that you should eat veggie options just as much as normal meat because meat isn't sustainable for the planet and it's very cruel to kill animals just because you want a hot dog or burger or something. The problem is that on TV they always advertise meat-based foods instead of vegan options. But I guess we're still trying very hard. On YouTube there are these "7-day vegan challenge" videos and when people watch them, I think it makes them want to eat healthier. Also, many children have obesity and meat sometimes is the reason why. All in all, you shouldn't have too much meat and try to go veggie for a day!

euanp · 3 years ago

Any meat and I will eat it

tobypug · 3 years ago

None. Why can't we just eat normal, real meat?

lottielove · 3 years ago

Definitely Quorn. I would never eat an insect. Eww! Besides Quorn is scrumdidilyumtious.

lottielove · 3 years ago

From the BFG lol!

katkid10 · 2 years ago

Insects are yummy! :P

meepemeeps · 2 years ago

I am vegetarian and I eat corn alternatives.

panda89 · 2 years ago

All except for lab grown meat. I WOULD NEVER EAT THAT!