You what?

Where does Willy Hutton get this number from?

Around the world, there is a boom in substitutes for meat, as consumers switch to plant-based diets – including 39% of US consumers.

39% of Americans are vegan/vegetarian? Sirsly?

23 thoughts on “You what?”

  1. From struggling through the rest of the article, from the same place he gets his opinions. Out of the one he’s sitting on.

  2. WTF is he smoking? The counter revolution is against the lefty revolution that is using climate change and identity politics to try and change the way we are governed and to control people’s behaviour. People are saying that they’ve had enough of the left’s bullying, yet Hutton wants more of the same. People are already getting bored with Extinction Rebellion.

    Go to a restaurant that is not vegetarian or vegan and see if 39% of the menu is made from meat substitutes.

  3. Definitely not, dearieme, though I’d have to say I was not greatly enamoured with much of the bacon on offer during my recent trip to England. The rashers were like wafer thin ham and most of the fat had been cut off. The flavour of bacon comes from the fat, without fat it is gammon. I assume this state of affairs is to do with the health nazis.

  4. He also peddles the lie that the UK has no written constitution. What was the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Act of Settlement, the Act of Union, the Great Reform Act, the Parliament Act, the Fixed Term Parliament Act, etc., if not written?

  5. DocBud,

    Lots of great bacon in England if you know where to look. I mostly get Sandridge Farm from butchers. Lovely thick, properly smoked bacon.

  6. “Meat & two veg”: enlighten me. Could potatoes be one of the veg, or were potatoes assumed to be part of the meal axiomatically so that the two veg were two other things e.g. carrots, “greens”, …?

  7. From what I’ve seen of Brit food…
    Carrots and peas, yes. Cabbage boiled to death plus baked beans. You probably can count tomato ( grilled or not) as well, even though it is technically a fruit. Spring onions crop up as well.

    But for that 39%.. With the amount of soy filler in your average fastfood/cheapo burger.. yes, I can see where that number comes from.
    After all, nothing is said about eating meat replacements *voluntarily*….

  8. Well, the Missus has experimented a few of these meatless substitutes such as burgers or sausages. I’ve had bites of her burgers and we had the sausages one morning, which were edible and really not bad, but they didn’t taste like sausage, so what was the point? At any rate, I guess I’m part of that 39%. I really don’t want the sausages again though, and I’ve never been much of a hamburger fan, meatless or otherwise.

  9. There was a story about bacon substitute based on seaweed a while back, but not heard anything since.
    Tried some of the veggie mince and it wasn’t bad, texture was ok and if you are making a chilli etc then that’s good enough
    Surely though these meat substitutes are processed food as opposed to natural meat

  10. 39% of Americans sometimes eat a bag of chips or bowl of soup instead of a burger & chips

    Would a mushroom omelette be a meat-substitute?


    Tesco al sell many types of bacon – fat/thin fatty/lean

    Are you referring to your hotel breakfast?

  11. It is quite possible that 39% of Americans have – at some time – experimented with eating more fruit and vegetables in response to the “Five-a-day” campaign and/or with reducing the amount of meat they eat. Most of those who tried meat substitutes gave it up pretty quickly.

  12. “Tried some of the veggie mince and it wasn’t bad, texture was ok and if you are making a chilli etc then that’s good enough”

    Making a chili with mince? (And a superfluous “L” , sounding chiyi ) Good grief!

  13. DocBud,

    Sorry to hear about your experience with caterers bacon during your most recent trip to the UK. I can only assume that you did not go to a butcher to buy your bacon but ate what was served at the eateries you frequented. And they would naturally serve you the cheapest product – caterers bacon.

    So, next time, do yourself a favour and go self-catering. Go to any local farmers market and you will be able to buy all kinds of bacon, smoked or uncured, thin and thick cut, from any cut you want. mostly free range, and packed with flavour! You get what you pay for.

    And lastly, remember the further you are from the main urban centres, the thicker the bacon. In the Welsh valleys they serve the thickest and best bacon on these isles!

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