France Is Having an Existential Crisis About Giving Up Meat to Save the Planet

Susan S. Johnson
France Is Having an Existential Crisis About Giving Up Meat to Save the Planet

French President Emmanuel Macron inspects a cow at an exhibition centre in Paris in February 2020. Photo: LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

PARIS, France – Five years on from the Paris Agreement, the first legally binding international treaty on climate change, France has made grand gestures to avert impending ecological disaster.

The French government has recently proposed a ban on short-haul domestic flights, outlawed the heated terraces beloved in Paris, launched a high-profile citizens’ convention on the climate – and is currently debating an amendment to the constitution that would “guarantee the preservation of the environment”.

But last month

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What Is Plant-Based Protein and How to Add More to Your Diet

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The plant-based protein obsession

In the past, only vegetarians and vegans cared all that much about plant protein. That’s not the case anymore. In the first four months of 2020, sales of plant-based meat spiked 148 percent over the year before, according to the Plant Based Foods Association.

The plant-based food trend shows no signs of slowing down. By 2027, plant-based protein sales in the United States are projected to rake in 17 million dollars, more than triple today’s revenues, according to a report

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