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Fake meat, also known as faux meat, imitation meat, mock meat, meat alternative, or meat substitute, is a food designed to approximate the culinary qualities of flavor, texture, and appearance of different types of meat. Many fake meats are made from gluten (seitan) or soybeans (tofu and tempeh). Fake meat is different from clean meat. Clean meat, also known as cultured meat, lab-grown meat, in vitro meat, or synthetic meat, is muscle tissue grown in cell culture in a laboratory (Shapiro 2018). Clean meat is produced using many of the same tissue engineering techniques used in regenerative medicine. Carnal meat, in contrast, is flesh taken from the corpse of an animal. Fake meat is a meatless substitute for both carnal meat and clean meat.
Advantages of Fake Meat
Reasons that commend fake meat over carnal meat can be grouped into six groups of considerations. These considerations appeal to (1) health benefits, (2) reducing environmental harms, (3) conserving agricultural...
KeywordsCarnism Clean meat Cultured meat Fake meat Faux meat Imitation meat In vitro meat Lab-grown meat Meat alternative Meat substitute Mock meat Synthetic meat
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