Why We Will NEVER Sell Fake Meat "Alternatives"

October 12, 2021

Why would a meat business be talking about meat alternatives?


You would think that a meat business would be opposed to such an insult as calling a concoction of ground-up plant proteins "meat." 

But this is not the case for the most prominent meatpackers in the US!

The largest meatpackers in the United States (Tyson, Cargill, Smithfield, and JBS) are no longer caring about animal proteins as their sole product. They are now labeling themselves as a "protein" business.

One can assume that this means at their core, these meatpackers don't believe in their products; it's just about what makes the most money.

At Cunningham Pastured Meats, we believe that the meat we sell is good for your health and the environment. 

If we didn't believe that our products were inherently good for you, then we wouldn't be selling them. 

I would never sell a product that I wouldn't feed to my own family. That's why I will never sell "meat" alternatives or, as I call it, FAKE meat.

I believe that FAKE meat is inherently bad for you and the environment.

Two main things concern me about FAKE meat.

(You can read my analysis of FAKE meat here.)

1. Ingredients

The ingredients are sketchy, contain plenty of GMO crops, and are highly processed.

2. Farming Practices

The crops that provide the ingredients are raised using conventional agriculture. This means high amounts of tillage and heavy use of chemicals, leading to erosion and polluted water systems.

This picture sums it up.


Our promise to you is that we only sell products that we can stand behind and feed to our own family. We believe these products are good for us and good for the earth.

Liz Cunningham

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