“It’s better for the environment, for [people’s] health and most importantly for the animals” – Anastasia Lavrentiadis, co-owner of Staazi & Co
With people around the world gradually reducing the amount of animal products in their diets or even cutting them out completely, many claim fake meat is the future. Chances are you’ve even some of your fave fast-food places beginning to implement vegan alternatives into their menu. Some say it tastes exactly the same while others aren’t too keen on the new edible trend. But why exactly are people switching over to plant-based food, and is it going to take over Australia’s love affair with traditional meat? Anastasia Lavrentiadis, co-owner of Vegan Greek eatery Staazi & Co, joined us to chat about the venture and why people are migrating to plant-based meat alternatives. Accredited Dietitian Joyce Haddad also sat down with us to discuss whether fake meats are actually healthier for you.
On a bit of a similar note, could the future of Kangaroos be under threat from their own population numbers? We spoke with Ecologist Dr John Read, who suggests eating this national icon could help secure their future. Also on the show, thousands of people took to the streets last week to protest over the death of an Indigenous man in the Northern Territory. We fill you in on exactly what’s happening and why people are calling for justice.
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Airdate: November 18, 2019
Reporters: Amila Dedovic, Anthony Cox & Adrian Rodriguez