Worse than its reputation: If the meat is to sham

Whether or not minced meat, Schnitzel or Salami: are to popular meat products, more and more vegetarian or vegan Alternatives in the cooling shelves of the supe

Worse than its reputation: If the meat is to sham

Whether or not minced meat, Schnitzel or Salami: are to popular meat products, more and more vegetarian or vegan Alternatives in the cooling shelves of the supermarket chains. But how good are these products for climate and health really are? And you have the Potential to replace the consumption of meat actually? These are the questions the Federal environment Agency is explored in a new study – with results that are not likely to every taste.

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

the specialists see the replacement products is fundamentally positive. They doubt, however, that the products will reach a large number of consumers. "A complete Imitation of the sensory spectrum from meat is not yet been accomplished satisfactorily, so that it is not expected that consumers are increasingly consumers of meat are substituted by plant-based substitute products", - stated in the study that the F. A. Z. pre-existed.

most likely, the authors believe that the laboratory-produced artificial meat. This has, however, been a relatively poor eco-balance. In the production of 100 grams of In-vitro meat around 0.75 kilograms of CO2-Equivalents, the unit will be converted into the emissions. Although this is less than in the production of beef and veal (3.5 kg), but more than in the case of pig meat (0.41 kg) and chicken (0.23 kg).

soy can be directly processed foods

internationally, the market for meat substitute products according to the study, less than one percent of what is implemented with conventional meat products. Particularly open to European consumers but are. According to a survey conducted by the Federal environment Ministry from the past year, 15 percent of the German vegetable imitation as a "good replacement of traditional meat". About edible insects, 6 percent say In-vitro meat to 5 percent. More than half of the more than 2000 respondents see the replacement products, however, are skeptical or reject it altogether.

The purchased quantities of meat have decreased in Germany after a temporary peak in the year 2016, the last slightly on 21.400 tonnes in the year 2018. Most of the products work with ingredients such as soya, peas and beetroot. One of the pioneers in the Segment of meat producers Walder mill of rügen. Also, the food company Nestlé believes in a meatless future, sold to the sausage manufacturers Herta and is now investing instead in its vegetarian line "Garden Gourmet".

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 18:19

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