For those seeking to eat less actual meat for health or ethical reasons but still wanting to experience the taste of meat, plant-based meat substitutes and meat grown in a lab can offer alternatives. The Onion breaks down the differences between plant-based meat and lab-grown meat.


Benefits:

Plant-based meat: Humane way to get doctor-recommended daily meat taste

Lab-grown meat: More natural than current meat products


Taste:

Plant-based meat: Approximate

Lab-grown meat: Hubristic


Cost:

Plant-based meat: Too expensive

Lab-grown meat: Way too expensive


Biggest Advantage:

Plant-based meat: Lets you feel superior to humans who eat animals

Lab-grown meat: Lets you feel superior to gods who create animals


Good With Ranch?:

Plant-based meat: Nah

Lab-grown meat: Not really


Number Of People Switching To It:

Plant-based meat: Not nearly enough to meaningfully help environment

Lab-grown meat: Not nearly enough to meaningfully help environment

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