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UN Climate Conference Participants Demand Policy Makers Put “Meat Back on the Menu”

UN Climate Conference Participants Demand Policy Makers Put “Meat Back on the Menu”

LA Vegan restaurants begin offering meat and dairy dishes. Impossible Meats CEO Says woke marketing hurt brand.

I must admit that the United Nations climate conference in Dubai [Conference of Parties (CoP2)] has taken some turns I do not think were intended.

A couple of days ago, I reported that the climate conference host, Sultan Al Jaber, claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C…which was positively refreshing in its truthiness.

And while climate cultists did meet at the event to target dairy and cattle ranchers, a Canadian contingent is also there to herd the discussion into a new direction.

“Our goal is to make sure that the conversation… [is] that meat is a vital source of food,” past president of the Canadian Cattle Association Bob Lowe said in an interview with Global News…As world leaders meet in Dubai at COP28 to discuss mitigating climate change and avoiding a disastrous rise in global temperatures, a group representing Canadian beef producers will argue to keep meat on the people’s plates.

…Lowe, speaking from Nanton, Alta., on behalf of the registered lobby group, told Global News the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) was sending delegates to the summit to explain “the benefits of the cattle industry to the environment and to human beings as far as the nutritional source of food.”

It appears sober-minded people with serious concerns and non-narrative data have decided to begin crashing these progressive policy enclaves.  It turns out that several participants are also promoting “sustainable meat” at this event.

Big meat companies and lobby groups are planning a large presence at the Cop28 climate conference, equipped with a communications plan to get a pro-meat message heard by policymakers throughout the summit.

Documents seen by the Guardian and DeSmog show that the meat industry is poised to “tell its story and tell it well” at the Dubai conference.

The files show how the world’s largest meat company, JBS, is planning to come out in “full force” at the summit, along with other big industry hitters such as the Global Dairy Platform and the North American Meat Institute.

…Companies at the summit will be accompanied by lobby groups that represent them, some of which have a history of obstructive action. They include the North American Meat Institute (Nami), which represents large meat producers in the US and which in 2022 was still questioning on its website whether climate change was caused by humans.

While the leaked documents are aimed at the meat sector, they also show that dairy companies are planning on sending a “large delegation” to Cop28.

Insufficient protein has numerous adverse health consequences: Weakness, fatigue, mood swings, frequent sickness, and many others. Fats are essential for your body to utilize fat-soluble vitamins and provide an important energy source. For humans, animal protein is better absorbed and utilized than plant protein. There is no rationale to support excising meat from human diets unless the agenda is not to support humanity.

The comments on this news are highly supportive.  People worldwide are tired of the annual parade of hypocrisy and moral scolding by the pampered and progressive.

I have some other delicious news items to put on today’s grill. To begin with, a few Los Angeles vegan restaurants are putting meat back on their menus.

After years of being vegan, some very well-known LA restaurants are adding meat, dairy or both to their menus to appeal to a larger audience.

“The landscape was much different when we opened eight years ago,” says Frederick Guerrero of popular burger spot Burgerlords, which has two locations in LA. The first restaurant launched in 2015 with both beef and meat-free patties, but in 2020, the nearly lifelong vegetarian decided to take the restaurant entirely vegan.

…“For the past three years as a vegan restaurant, it was exhausting trying to build that community. We were always petitioning for people to come to the restaurant,” he says.

That menu lasted until July 2023, when Guerrero decided to start making beef patties again, sourcing grass-fed, grass-finished beef from Cream Co. Meats in Northern California. “It was important to use a very high-quality and responsibly sourced product for the burgers, not some commodity ground beef,” Guerrero says. He cites both financial concerns and the lack of interest in an all-vegan menu as reasons for the change.

“We felt like we had to open the restaurant up to more people, but we also saw a lot of vegan restaurants throwing in the towel,” Guerrero adds.

To end, the CEO of Impossible Meat/Plant-Based Meat Substitute, Peter McGuinness, admits that climate cultists have hurt the brand.

That may be because founders in the space are historically “climate warriors” who have leaned into sustainability as a key selling point, which “narrowed the aperture and made the category smaller than it needs to be,” McGuinness said during the afternoon session with Adweek CEO Will Lee that some attendees described as a TED-style talk.

“There was a wokeness to it, there was a bicoastalness to it, there was an academia to it … and there was an elitism to it,” McGuiness said, “and that pissed most of America off.”

The counter-culture warriors are now beginning to be fully engaged.


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Vegan restaurants named Burgerlords had a hard time finding customers? lol

thalesofmiletus | December 7, 2023 at 11:41 am

There is no way fake meat is ever going to somehow catch-on with the public.

The rich and powerful do not eat “plant based” meat; nor do they eat “ze bugs”, and everyone knows it.

I’m a vicarious vegetarian. I eat only animals that eat only vegetables.

Good luck getting muzzies to switch to the Beyond Meat version of sheep brains for ramadan.

Seriously doubt they will be switching away from their oil based economies for that matter.

UN climate conference is such a fraud.

Somehow I never thought that chicken-fried bugs would ever catch on. Well, outside of France.

    Dathurtz in reply to txvet2. | December 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I spent a bit of time in Botswana about 15 years ago. Virtually everybody was absolutely nuts for mopane “worms”. We even had laborers want payment in mopane worms rather than Pula. I thought they tasted like dirty sticks, but everybody though I was crazy.

      ss396 in reply to Dathurtz. | December 8, 2023 at 1:42 pm

      Working in Sana’a, Yemen there were folks all over the suk with large trays of baked locusts. Quite the delicacy among them.

        Milhouse in reply to ss396. | December 9, 2023 at 11:43 pm

        On the thankfully rare occasions when locusts hit Israel, immigrants from Yemen and North Africa go out collecting them. I’ve never tasted one, but I am told on good authority that they are indeed delicious, when properly cooked. I once saw a Yemeni immigrant shown a live locust and asked whether he would eat it. He replied in horror, “What, raw?!”, as if he’d been offered a piece of raw chicken to eat. He said if it were cooked he’d love to eat it, but in private, not on stage like a geek show.

I read an article that said the COP banquet menu had Wagyu beef on it.
Here are the daily food options.
Smash burgers are now cool with the bug people.

    smooth in reply to puhiawa. | December 7, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Japanese love them some raw cuts of beer fed cows. Not to mention ignoring international pressure to give up whale steaks.

    NavyMustang in reply to puhiawa. | December 7, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    As long as they get their thick, juicy steaks, they couldn’t care less what the “little people” get. We mustn’t forget that!

Could you hold the mRNA on that burger? Probably not. I don’t suppose they’ll allow me to have it my way.

To paraphrase Little Feat — “Don’t bogart that steak my friend.”

Yeah… when the Uruk-hai said that, they were talking about cannibalism. So the climate warriors might be into that.

I’m going to cook up some homemade chicken fried steak for super. Tomorrow, steak and Saturday Hamburgers on the grill

I see what you did there…’herd the discussion’?

BiteYourTongue | December 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Glad to see there is opposition to the crazy idea that meat is a climate crisis. What would be next animal that the crazies would want to eliminate. Buffalo, Water Buffalo, Sacred Cows, wolves, dogs, humans. You get the idea they all pass gas.

“The landscape was much different when we opened eight years ago,” says Frederick Guerrero of popular burger spot Burgerlords

…thereby admitting that the vegan thing was mostly just another “me too” fad among the Lefty sheeple.