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Today’s hot topic: Should vegans beef about BBC ‘bias’?


VEGANS got their teeth into the BBC this week after a food writer claimed on air that a plant-based diet ‘cannot compare in nutrient density’ to meat-eating.

Speaking on Radio 4’s Start the Week, Joanna Blythman told presenter Kirsty Wark that vegans would have to take supplements to get enough vitamins. Ms Wark also came under fire for alleged bias after calling veganism a ‘fad’.

One listener said on the station’s Feedback programme: ‘To hear Kirsty Wark say without challenge that eating 14-year-old beef will do no harm – implying to the environment, maybe even the animal – is ridiculous and offensive.’

But should the BBC be more virtuous towards vegans? Discuss!

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