Plant-based Pork Launches in Hong Kong to Combat Asia’s Meat Consumption

Source: LIVEKINDLY
A new vegan pork product launching in Hong Kong is poised to disrupt the massive global pork industry, particularly in Asian countries where it’s the preferred animal protein. Right Treat’s Omnipork delivers the flavor, consistency, and functionality of traditional ground pork but without the environmental impact.

Using a proprietary blend of plant-based protein from pea, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom, and rice, Omnipork is not only a sustainable alternative to the massive pork industry but according to founder David Yeung, it’s also a “superfood”: “Omnipork offers high-quality complete vegan protein fulfill our body. It is also cholesterol-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cruelty-free, and 71% lower in saturated fat and 62% lower in calories than real pork while offering much higher fiber, 233% higher in calcium and 53% higher in iron.” Yeung says.

Nearly forty percent of the meat consumed in the world is pork. In some Asian countries, pork outpaces beef consumption ten to one. In China, it’s seven to one, with an industry raising more than 700 million pigs per year, producing 1.29 billion metric tonnes of livestock waste linked to air and water pollution and deadly ocean algal blooms known as “Dead Zones.”

Right Treat’s mission is to innovate the pork industry by treating animals, the planet, and people right with its sustainable vegan pork. The company is the latest endeavor for Yeung, founder of Hong Kong’s meatless Green Monday campaign and popular restaurant/natural food store chain, Green Common.