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Popularized by American biochemist T. Colin Campbell as an alternative to ideologically connoted terms such as vegan.


plant-based (not comparable)

  1. Based on plants; especially, of a diet, consisting mostly or wholly of foods derived from plants.
    • 2016, T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell, The China Study, revised and expanded edition, BenBella Books, Inc.:
      So, what is my prescription for good health? In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming whole, plant-based foods, and the largely unappreciated health dangers of consuming animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy, and eggs.
    • 2022 November 21, Julie Creswell, quoting John Baumgartner, “Beyond Meat Is Struggling, and the Plant-Based Meat Industry Worries”, in The New York Times[1]:
      “We’re positive on the future for plant-based meat, but this is a 20- to 25-year story,” he said. “It’s not going to happen in three to five to 10 years.”
  2. Made from plants other than the traditional source.
    I found a great deal on plant-based rice.


See also[edit]

  • WFPB (whole food, plant-based)