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Veggie roots: Miles Chambers meets the inventor of the Vegeburger

Miles Chambers grew up in a veggie household in the 70s - the Vegeburger was a staple in his childhood. He meets the plant-based pioneer, Gregory Sams, who came up with the idea.

Miles Chambers grew up in a veggie household in the 70s - the Vegeburger was a staple in his childhood. He meets the plant-based pioneer, Gregory Sams, who came up with the idea.

As Miles got older, he grew to love the melding of Caribbean flavours with the fats of meats. He looks back with guilt on the lifestyle he left behind - especially now plant-based diets are mainstream. He wants to talk to those who have played a role in the meat-free movement, about their lives and experiences - how the movement has changed over the years, and whether he should return to his plant-based roots.

Greg Sams founded Seed in Paddington - the first vegetarian restaurant in London, and a favourite spot for the likes of Mark Bolan, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Later he founded the first organic food store, before inventing the Vegeburger - having never tasted a meat burger himself.

Greg explains that while he spent decades advocating a meat-free diet, one experience changed his view.

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  • Tue 26 May 2020 09:30

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