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Stop Mocking Mock Meats! Interrogating Media Reporting on Plant-Based Meats

Nick Pendergrast and Adam Cardilini 11 July 2021 4


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On this show we analyse mainstream media reporting on plant-based meats and discuss the benefits of eating plant-based rather than animal-based meats, for animals and the environment.  Links: The article we discuss for most of the show is ‘Plant-based meat sales are soaring, but experts warn it may not be better for you or the environment’ by Cara Waters in The Sydney Morning Herald: https://amp.smh.com.au/business/companies/plant-based-meat-sales-are-soaring-but-experts-warn-it-may-not-be-better-for-you-or-the-environment-20210317-p57bi2.html We also discuss the article ‘Taste alone won’t persuade Americans to swap out beef for plant-based burgers’ by Anna Mattila in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/amp/taste-alone-wont-persuade-americans-to-swap-out-beef-for-plant-based-burgers-158682 The article ‘The Civilised Burger: Meat Alternatives as a Conversion Aid and Social Instrument for Australian Vegetarians and Vegans’ by Nath and Prideaux in the Australian Humanities Review is briefly touched on: http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November2011/nath%26prideaux.html We finish the show by discussing cultured meat – for more on this, check out our previous episode on the topic: https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies/episode-202101171300/would-vegans-eat-cultured-meat  Music played: Goldfinger ‘Walk Away’: http://www.goldfingermusic.com/ The Living End ‘End of the World’: http://www.thelivingend.com.au/ World/Inferno Friendly Society ‘Cats are not lucky creatures’: https://www.worldinferno.com/  If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Freedom of Species’! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3TJQujKYjGFoFP6LhBbaTS?si=a84054801d704f12  Freedom of Species t-shirts are now available via the 3CR website, in a range of colours and both tighter fit and looser fit styles!   https://3cr-shop.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/freedom-of-species-semi-fitted-tshirt?fbclid=IwAR0lXtTukvk2EvefI7zwNfwky8848pzh8bjUcJpHAEPoUh6RMCSaJnnGM2o   https://3cr-shop.myshopify.com/collections/tshirts/products/freedom-of-species-loose-fitted-tshirt?fbclid=IwAR2EQqTFmQQMLHbMgcz53L3hQ-H_i63cx2gfTU2LV1FX6EtD7AfkP5M3MQw

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Caroline and Adam with Robyn from Lamb Care Australia 27 June 2021

We speak with Robyn from Lamb Care Australia, a not-for-profit registered charity that resucues and rehomes orphanied lambs born during the lambing season in Victoria.We discuss how Robyn’s experiences caring for newborn lambs prompted her and others to form the …continue

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