The Impossible Whopper and other plant-based burgers are a hit. But are they an improvement for you and the planet?

The Impossible Whopper sold at Burger King — with the tagline "100% Whopper, 0% beef" — looks just like a juicy beef burger.

It is made of 21 ingredients, according to its website, including genetically modified soy protein concentrate, coconut oil, sunflower oil and other items most people have never heard of, such as cultured dextrose, soy protein isolate and zinc gluconate.

Plant-based meat doesn't come from a cow or a pig. But it's not your old-fashioned skinny veggie burger,


How does eating meat affect the environment?

Why are we hearing so much about plant-based meat now?


Who are the big players?

So is plant-based meat better for the environment?

Is plant-based meat healthy?

Are we at a tipping point where plant-based food could actually make a difference in climate change?