A major airline will become the first in the world to serve high-tech plant-based pork to its passengers.
Cathay Pacific is collaborating with local social venture Green Monday to offer Omnipork in a range of dishes aimed at vegetarians, flexitarians, and meat-eaters.
Throughout October, the airline will be offering Business Class passengers on all long-haul flights departing from Hong Kong OmniPork Bolognaise with Garganelli pasta.
The airline says it will then ‘review passenger satisfaction and continue to experiment with OmniPork dishes’.
Omnipork is the brainchild of David Yeung – the founder of Green Common, a veggie grocery store and dining chain in Hong Kong. He
wanted to create a product which would taste like traditional pork, and have the same applications, without the negative ethical, health, and environmental implications of slaughtering animals.
He opted to make a pork alternative as it is the most consumed meat in the world, accounting for nearly 40 percent of global meat production.
The plant-based alternative features a blend of pea protein, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushrooms, and rice. It has 0mg cholesterol, and is 86 percent lower in saturated fat and 66 percent lower in calories.