Somehow none of this makes any sense to me.
Just another post in a sporadic series of posts on why I like Oklahoma.
You just have to get used to the weather.
For starters if you need a primer on fake burgers read the following Epicurious article:
And for the GMO angle read the article below:
While at the grocery store I saw these in the refrigerated section next to the beef.
Photo: courtesy of VegNews.
Earlier this year a veggie magazine got pretty pumped about this meat free burger (see link below).
But with nary a word on the downsides.
Of course I picked up the package despite the pricey price tag of $6.99 for two patties. The list of ingredients was too long to read. My mind immediately said “highly processed” and I skipped the list. Instead my eyes saw the deeply discounted price of $0.99. Ninety nine cents. Less than a buck. I didn’t buy any. No one else in the store seemed to be buying any either.
An earlier post of mine focused on meat alternatives in fast foods. My conclusion was and is fast food is fast food whether prepared with meat or with a meat alternative.
For the moment this is still a free country (I live in the US). I am not going to tell anyone what to buy or what to eat. I’ve eaten both of the leading brands of bleeding plant based meatless burgers. Both tasted fine but after digging in a little deeper I won’t be buying or eating any more of these plant based bleeders from any major corporation.
It’s better to make your own veggie burgers.
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The availability of up to the minute information, presented 24/7/365, could assist a democratic society in making the best choices in determining its future. That was the promise of cable news. Unfortunately, cable news has fallen short of its potential and has led to the further polarization of America. More than that, it has changed the way your brain works.
Does cable news change how your brain works?
Possibly. But I take no chances. I don’t watch cable news networks.
Daddy always told me you go to college so that they can teach you how to think.
Unfortunately nowadays institutions of higher “education” teach the young what to think, not how to think.
Think about this for a while.
If you can.
Bots!!! Web scraping content sucking BOTS!!!
Ethical and environmental issues of meat production aside, it’s difficult to ignore the number and nature of the ingredients necessary to reproduce the taste and texture of a single-ingredient food. Aside from water, just about everything in the Beyond and Impossible burgers is highly processed, and many ingredients bear a striking resemblance to those often found in foods considered responsible, at least in part, for the current epidemic of obesity and chronic disease affecting numerous populations around the world.