The Push To Eliminate Meat
You may notice there now is an all out nationwide push to eliminate meat. The mantra in the USA is to cut back on red meat and other kinds of animal products, and maybe eliminate eating animal protein altogether. This is not about vegetarians and vegans. Although, I am sure the "no meat" advocates probably would approve and endorse such actions. We know that vegetarian and vegan diets can be a viable way of eating for some people. We are not against that at all. But now, some people in government are even discussing ways of putting a tax on meat to reduce consumption. In fact, this has been going on for several years.
Environmental and Resource Concerns
One concern is that raising cattle and ranching is resource heavy. Another is that current animal processing is inhumane. Then there is the idea that cattle flatulence will contribute to global warming. This is because of the methane gas. How could this be? It never was a problem before. There were over 60 million bison roaming America in the late 18th century?
Push to Eliminate Meat in the Future?
Also, news articles and TV news stories report that unconventional meat products are now for sale. This includes animal protein growing in labs with animal stem cells. This really sounds like fake "Frankenstein" inspired food!
You also may hear of meat substitutes. Look for names like "Beyond Meat" and "Impossible Burger". They manufacture these from plant proteins. Some meatless products are now available in meat departments. Some fast food restaurants have them on the menu. The message is that this is a healthier alternative to beef for meat lovers.
Veggie Burgers Made for Carnivores
Neither of these burgers were made for vegans or vegetarians who already don’t care for the taste of meat. They were created for hardcore carnivores and anyone with an affinity to eating meat. They were also made for those who want to transition into vegetarianism or veganism. This provides a meat-like alternative for anyone who may long for the taste of meat.- gluttodigest.com/impossible-burger-beyond-burger/
Update: “Impossible Burger” and GMO Roundup Sprayed Soya
Maybe it is possible to replicate a similar taste and texture of real meat. However, you have to be aware that soy in particular is not really a desirable ingredient for food.
Please note that fermented soy in small, condimental amounts as practiced in traditional Asian cultures is fine for those who have healthy thyroid function. Only miso, tempeh, natto and traditionally brewed soy sauce fall under this category. In addition, if you want to sprinkle a few edamame on your salad or have a few small cubes of tofu in your miso soup from time to time, that is fine too. A little soy lecithinin a nonGMO snack food from time to time isn’t necessarily a problem either. Just don’t make it a regular part of your diet!- thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/
Nearly all soybeans in the US and Canada are now (GMO). Please read "170 Scientific Studies Confirm The Dangers of Soy" for a complete rundown. The soy products from Asian food and cultures use a "fermented" form of soybeans. Food products derived from fermented soy for some reason seem to be healthier.
We are shocked to find that the Impossible Burger can have up to 11X higher levels of glyphosate residues than the Beyond Meat Burger according to these samples tested. This new product is being marketed as a solution for ‘healthy’ eating, when in fact 11 ppb of glyphosate herbicide consumption can be highly dangerous. Only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate has been shown to destroy gut bacteria, which is where the stronghold of the immune system lies.- https://consortiumnews.com/2019/06/
Do You Really Want to Eliminate Meat?
The push to eliminate meat is no good for meat overs. If you like to eat meat, these fake foods are not for you. Also, fake meat is currently more expensive than the real thing. Another thing to consider is that these meat substitutes are highly processed. You know how we feel about eating whole foods. Pea protein, soy protein, and wheat and whey byproducts are the replacement for animal protein. They contain chemicals and artificial flavoring agents.
Don't take our word for it. Maybe you have valid reasons for wanting to avoid eating meat. So, make your own decisions.
You can always check out the Impossible Burger ingredients and read the Beyond Meat nutritional information (and vice versa). Some people are saying these are tasty alternatives to red meat. Give these both a taste test and consider if they may be healthy alternatives for you.
Update 1-20-20: We now have "Impossible Pork". According to the Impossible Foods website, they started with the "cow" and now have moved on to the "pig". What's next, Chicken?