Business Extra: The dietary, ethical and economic benefits of going meat-free

In this edition of Business Extra, Chris Nelson and the Global Food Industries' Jacek Plewa discuss the rise of protein-based alternatives to animal-derived food products

Agriculture is one of the primary drivers of climate change, estimated globally at making up 14 to 15 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions, half of which is generated directly by livestock, says University of California, Berkley.

US science magazine Scientific American, meanwhile, says producing a half-pound hamburger patty the size of two decks of cards releases as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as driving a 1.3 tonne car nearly 15km.

But the tide is turning in favour of meat-free products for a variety of reasons.

In this episode of the Business Extra podcast, Chris Nelson talks to Jacek Plewa, general manager of Global Food Industries, part of the major UAE conglomerate Albatha Holding, about how the company is addressing this growing demand.

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