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I learned of Emily's story in the book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" by Melanie Joy. This book helped me understand how the suffering of animals raised for food is permitted within a society of people who love animals. It is an eye-opening book which clarifies how we (myself included) have become blind to the brutal treatment of farm animals in industrial scale agribusiness and how we've been conditioned to do so.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based foods instead of animal-based foods, we are living in a golden age. There are many choices.

If you want to enjoy the taste of meat without being part of the suffering and slaughter of animals, here are some brands that imitate meat in ingenious ways.

Instead of beef burgers, try these plant-based alternatives that mimic the taste, texture, and juiciness of hamburgers. They are like hamburger meat, so you can use them for burgers, meatballs, tacos, and more.  You can even grill them:

  • The Impossible Burger - Made from soy and potato proteins but somehow tastes like a burger. Complete source of protein. Gluten free. Currently available in restaurants, use this restaurant locator to find them.
  • Beyond Burger - Made from peas, mung beans, and rice proteins but also tastes like a burger. Complete source of protein. Soy free, gluten free, and GMO free. Currently available in some grocery stores, use this store locator to find them. The burgers are usually in the refrigerated meat section but try the frozen alternative meat section too.

Emily would thank you.