Every time we use words that make plant foods seem unreal and unappetizing
-words such as "fake", "mock", "substitute", "imitation", "analog", "alternative" or "replacement" -
we are saying that animal-based meat, dairy and eggs are the barometers by which everything else should be measured and that plant foods are inferior.
Vegan food is real food and if we reclaim the language around ist, we can go a long way in mainstreaming the vegan ethic.
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau