Stop Mocking Mock Meats! Interrogating Media Reporting on Plant-Based Meats

Sunday, 11 July 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Our photo of the plant-based meat section at Coles Fitzroy.

On this show we analyse mainstream media reporting on plant-based meats and discuss the benefits of eating plant-based rather than animal-based meats, for animals and the environment.



 The article we discuss for most of the show is ‘Plant-based meat sales are soaring, but experts warn it may not be better for you or the environment’ by Cara Waters in The Sydney Morning Herald:

 We also discuss the article ‘Taste alone won't persuade Americans to swap out beef for plant-based burgers’ by Anna Mattila in The Conversation:

 The article ‘The Civilised Burger: Meat Alternatives as a Conversion Aid and Social Instrument for Australian Vegetarians and Vegans’ by Nath and Prideaux in the Australian Humanities Review is briefly touched on:

 We finish the show by discussing cultured meat – for more on this, check out our previous episode on the topic:


 Music played:

 Goldfinger ‘Walk Away’:

 The Living End ‘End of the World’:

 World/Inferno Friendly Society ‘Cats are not lucky creatures’:


 If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Freedom of Species’!


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Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team