In your ears: podcasts about meatless/plant-based foods and recipe preparation

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday, October 7, 2019

In your ears: podcasts about meatless/plant-based foods and recipe preparation

Want to learn about meatless options from many viewpoints? There’s a podcast episode for you. And what about listening to a recipe being prepared instead of watching a video? There’s a new podcast for that, too.

**The Future of Meat - Freakonomics - 58 min. includes the current state of meat, environmental impacts of meat production, a focus on Impossible Foods and trade group perspectives @ http://freakonomics.com/podcast/meat-rebroadcast/. Here is the nutrition label for the Impossible Burger @ https://faq.impossiblefoods.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018939274-What-are-the-nutrition-facts- and ingredients @ https://faq.impossiblefoods.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018937494-What-are-the-ingredients-

**The Meatless Revolution - Radio Times - 49 min. includes a reading of the ingredients in one meatless product, ‘Big Food’ entering the meatless market, the different responses of processors and producers/ranchers, the process behind ‘bleeding’ meatless burgers and lab-grown meat, the legal battles over labels and the environment @ https://whyy.org/radio-times-archive/. Caveat: one speaker self-identifies as a vegan, the other as a vegetarian.

**To Beef or Not to Beef - The Rise of Meatless Burgers - On Point - 47 min. includes a look at the Beyond Burger, its ingredients, who is buying it, results of an efficiency study of the burger’s inputs vs. a beef burger and an in-depth discussion of Beyond Burger’s nutrition pros/cons with a nutrition professor @ https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/07/17/impossible-beyond-meat-vegan-vegetarian. Note: Beyond Burger tries to distribute an updated version of its product every year. Here’s the Beyond Burger’s nutrition label and ingredients @ https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/the-beyond-burger/

**Plant-based Meat Alternatives are Beefing Up in Popularity - The Takeaway - 1st 13 minutes includes listener weigh-in, overview of the content of the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger, their target markets, cost, nutrition, environmental impacts, introduction into the fast food market, chef/consumer/meat industry reaction and other plant-based options on the horizon @ https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/episodes/the-takeaway-2019-06-25

**Microbes, Heme and Impossible Burgers - Meet the Microbiologist (American Society for Microbiology) - 63 min. focuses on the Impossible Burger in an interview with its CEO and a DEEP dive into the development of the process that led to the burger @ https://www.asm.org/Podcasts/MTM/Episodes/Microbes,-Heme,-and-Impossible-Burgers-with-Pat-Br

**Post Reports podcast answers the question: Is plant-based shrimp kosher? (about 23 1/2 minutes in) @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/the-highly-detailed-and-arresting-whistleblower-complaint-against-trump/

**Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark - 21 min. - a new podcast with Melissa Clark, cookbook author as she prepares Sheet Pan Magic (chicken with leeks and a yogurt sauce) in this episode with food prep and leftover tips provided along the way @ https://www.splendidtable.org/episode/weeknight-kitchen-episode-01-sheet-pan-magic. Caveat! Raw milk is used in the yogurt sauce. Recipes @ weeknightkitchen.org. Other recipes/episodes include salmon, eggs and a salad.