Plant-based “meat” going strong, but not everyone is cheering

Plant-based “meat” is gaining popularity the world over and it is not just vegetarians who are jumping on the bandwagon, Radio Prague reports. Chicken strips, patties, burgers or sausages made from plant substitutes are now widely available in the Czech Republic and despite the high price many are willing to give them a try.
It is not so long since vegetarian and vegan bars and restaurants were few and far between in Prague and practically non-existent outside the big cities. But now Czechs who wish to abstain from eating meat can have their pick, both when shopping and eating out. Products by the Californian company Beyond Meat, which uses pea protein as a convincing meat substitute, are now available at a number of big stores.
One of them is the Košík.cz online food store, which has been selling burgers from Beyond Meat for several months. Despite the high price, about 800 crowns per kilogram, Beyond Meat products are selling exceedingly well. And according to Košík.cz spokesman František Brož it is not just vegetarians who are forking out more money for plant-based patties, burgers and sausages. An increasing number of people have embraced the flexitarian diet, he told Czech Radio.
Full text of the article is available at https://www.radio.cz/en/section/business/plant-based-meat-going-strong-but-not-everyone-is-cheering