【素食主義】KFC推純素炸雞 雞不是雞的肯德基是悲哀還是福音?

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啤酒加炸雞,無可比擬的美味,誰亦無法抗拒。

但在亞馬遜大火還在熊熊燃燒的當下,KFC(肯德基)宣佈推出純素炸雞,為推動素食主義出一分力。

肯德基(KFC)宣佈推出純素炸雞。(IG@kfc)

有「地球之肺」之稱的亞馬遜森林大火至今已經燃燒三個星期,無人可以肯定大火何時才能平息。大片樹林在大火中被燒毀,不少小動物無家可歸,甚至在大火中被活活燒死。

消息指出,亞馬遜森林由年初至今已錄得超過78,000宗山火,創下2013年以來最多山火的紀錄。據悉當下大火仍未被撲滅,森林其他地方已出現數以百計的新火頭,情況相當嚴峻。

亞馬遜大火令不少小動物無家可歸,甚至在大火中被活活燒死。(indiatoday.in)

巴西政府把大火歸納成高溫所致,但亞馬遜環境研究所(Amazon Environmental Research Institute)及拉夫拉斯聯邦大學(Federal University)於本年8月發表相關分析,點出砍伐林木才是亞馬遜森林火災不斷的主要原因。

近年國際市場對大豆及牛肉的需求直線上升,巴西為了維持世界最大牛肉生產國的位置,以及冀以種植大豆賺取外匯,頻頻將樹林改變成牛隻養殖場及耕地。過去半個世紀,亞馬遜森林已失去5分1林木。

過度砍伐導致林火頻發之餘,亦直接危害地球的氣候平衡。不少人(包括李安納度狄卡比奧、基斯坦奴朗拿度等名人)紛紛呼籲大家減少食肉,直接針對源頭解決問題。

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在這個時刻,KFC宣布與「Beyond Meat」公司合作推出純素炸雞,讓一眾素食者亦可品嘗到美味的炸雞。

KFC美國業務總裁Kevin Hochman坦言半年前就如大多數肉食者一樣,無法想像也無法接受扮炸雞的素,斷言這個想法根本不可能。不過,他觀察到素食主義愈趨強勁,大眾對肉類替代品的興趣及需求隨之不斷上升,他才欣然接受建議,在以炸雞作招徠的KFC引入純素炸雞。

(IG@kfc)

不過香港的朋友就需耐心等待,因為純素炸雞暫時只在亞特蘭大一家分店試賣。KFC會在這段試賣時期收集食客的評語,繼而再調整純素炸雞的味道,經完整改良後純素炸雞才會再美國各地上架。相信有朝一日,大家也能吃到這款純素炸雞。



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