6.3 Is the Vegan Revolution a Capitalist Revolution?


Recently, KFC in the UK released a plant-based chicken replacement, they called it the Imposter Burger. Not to be left out, Burger King have just released the Impossible Whopper, a Whopper with a plant-based burger patty that bleeds heme like a beef burger. Subway are also introducing a plant-based alternative to the meatball sub, and Oporto in Australia is trialling a vegan burger.

What’s behind all these new products? Is veganism driving capitalism, or is capitalism driving veganism? In this episode we explore these issues and ask the question, can capitalism drive social change?

Here’s a link to write a letter to your favourite junk food merchant :). If you take some extra time to personalise the letter to the company or staff it will have more impact.


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Alex is a current Master of Research student at Western Sydney University. He also teaches undergraduate classes in the laboratories at the university.