A new weapon in the battle against greenhouse gases is being launched with omnipork – a shiitake mushroom, rice and pea protein.
The meat-free dumplings have been created by Canadian scientists and Hong Kong climate campaigners in the hope of persuading people to help save the environment.
“Just to tell people what not to do is not going to solve the problem. You’ve got to give them alternatives,” said David Yeung, founder of Green Monday, which campaigns for people to ditch meat at least once a week.
“Climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity, these are mega, giant problems. The easiest way to help the planet is to reduce meat consumption,” Yeung said.
Omnipork will initially only be available in prepared dishes such as dumplings and a traditional Asian dish of dan dan noodles.
It will be launched in Green Monday’s six Green Common food stores, all in Hong Kong, at the beginning of June, and is the organization’s first food product.
The development has been in the making for 18 months thanks to the input of Canadian food scientists.