If the patty looks like meat, if it bleeds like meat and if it sizzles like meat... the patty can somehow be a plant-based vegetarian burger, just like the cheeseburger above. It's called the Impossible Cheeseburger and it's completely made from plants.
Carnivorous plants, like the Venus flytrap, are apparently becoming less bug eating and more root-using because of the pollution humans cause. Nitrogen in the air is giving them enough nutrients that they don't need to eat as many bugs.
I've never understood the desire of some vegetarians to make their food resemble meat; it's creepy and seems to contradict their love of vegetables. Sadly, the practice shows now sign of stopping so, with some reluctance, I present to you the most advanced fake meat in the world.
Check the ingredients label on a food product, and there'll likely be a dozen words you can't recognize—causing havoc for vegetarians. I know how bad it is, I'm one of 'em.
I just finished Warren Belasco's book Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food and it is truly astounding how many people believed that humans would be vegetarians by necessity at the end of the twentieth century. Looking at this prediction from 1926, it is interesting to see that per capita pork consumption…