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The new meals meet the needs of customers who want to find satisfaction in a healthy diet.

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Nobuaki Otani, head of the restaurant product development section at Fukuoka City-based Plenus Co, which operates Yayoi. The restaurant added three set meals using a soybean-based meat alternative, including shogayaki, or ginger-flavored stir-fry, to its menus at about 370 restaurants nationwide. Many restaurant chains are serving meat substitutes that use plant-based ingredients as low-calorie, high-protein food.

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I could never understand why vegetarians are so desperate for meat replacement!!! If you want meat flavor, eat meat. Otherwise just eat vegetables and stop trying to create meat like foods using vegetables.

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Most soy in Japan is imported from America and Brazil. Even GMS is allowed.

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Tokyo_m

You see the consumption of meat as “mass murder” of…

I hate to tell you that soy products destroy many many animals as well.

To plant enormous soy fields you must cut down forests (mass killing and environmental change) and divert water supplies, use pesticides (that kill ALL the insects (amass killing), and forever change the landscape rendering it now unsustainable.

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Yes, but they don't involve the murder of animals, and for me at least that is the whole point.

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Then you're missing out on the other wonderful environmental and health benefits of direct-from-field-to-fork vegetarianism.

I agree. While I personally I’ve no objection to eating meat, I don’t eat it often. I do enjoy a good veggie burger. The fake meats are gross.

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Yes, but they don't involve the murder of animals, and for me at least that is the whole point.

Then you're missing out on the other wonderful environmental and health benefits of direct-from-field-to-fork vegetarianism.

That's the much bigger 'whole point' to avoid copy/paste Frankenfoods developed in labs, processed in distant factories, shipped frozen and nuked in a microwave.

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Finding satisfaction in a non-meat diet could also be approached by enjoying vegetables. There is something odd about searching for the flavor of meat in a a vegetable, or in beans, or in whatever. Just eat meat, or don’t.

I agree. I'll take a veggie burger over one of these fake meat burgers any day. Or a regular burger. These fake meats are gross, not great for the environment, and very healthy either.

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I wouldn’t eat it. It’s unhealthy processed food.

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People giving up processed food for... processed food.

Clever.

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Finding satisfaction in a non-meat diet could also be approached by enjoying vegetables. There is something odd about searching for the flavor of meat in a a vegetable, or in beans, or in whatever. Just eat meat, or don’t.

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Hopefully there will be a strict ruling and surveillance regarding to public food safety, for example that they all have to declare and label it detailed and make it visible very well, so that we still normal people are not somehow tricked and can avoid all those ‘trendy’ fake meats.

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They aren't healthy because they're high in omega-6...

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