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Call for meat-free policy as plant-based burgers take to the spotlight in Europe

Organic body the Soil Association wants schools in the UK to have at least one meat-free day each week. Burger King has launched a plant-based burger in Sweden and an innovative 3D-printed, plant-based steak could be on UK shelves by 2022.

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Organic certification body, the Soil Association, has called on the UK government this week to update rules on school meals and introduce mandatory meat-free days each week to help address climate change and obesity. It comes as two new meat-based alternatives are showcased in Europe, including by US fast food giant Burger King.

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