Apr 23, 2020

'Fake' meat on the menu as China reopens restaurants

As China reopens restaurants and bars, more plant-based "Fake" meat products are popping up on menus. On Wednesday, Beyond Meat started selling its plant-based food in China through thousands of Starbucks cafes. US-based Beyond Meat said it had "Seen the growing demand for plant-based meat in China" and is offering three meals across 3,300 Starbucks in China. Western brands are hoping to tap into a growing demand for meat substitutes in China following a global trend to eat less meat and more plant-based foods. The likes of Starbucks, KFC and Beyond Meat face challenges convincing Chinese consumers to eat their plant-based fake meats.

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