| Get my pies|
outta the oven!
Another annoying marketing term that everyone has jumped on now that I'm sick of hearing.
When you see BK and DD pushing "plant based", you know it's jumped the shark.
If vegans and vegetarians hate meat so much, so do we spend so much time and energy trying to make things that look and taste like it for them?
|Age Quod Agis|
I worked in the upper reaches of the QSR industry for 7 years.
You do this stuff because: (i) a substantial number of customers want these products; (ii) having this stuff on your menu prevents the vegetarian veto of one person in a 4 person car making the entire group go somewhere else; (iii) look at the calorie difference between the meat option and the non-meat option which matters for a lot of people; and (iv) for the market differentiation / public relations / health press / government in your shorts / problems that activists put on the QSR industry.
These companies invest in these products because they matter to their business model. It's not any kind of a political statement.
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
|The Joy Maker|
Lots of folks are vegetarian or vegan not because they hate meat, but because they might have to live by that diet, health reasons, or something.
Although I don't mind having the option, the commercials do come off as annoying. Maybe it's just the repetition?
Perhaps - and this is a total long shot - they will become popular enough to reduce the cost of meat. Even a little bit would be welcome at this point.
If people are vegan for their health, that's a fail. We are not herbivores.
If the food industries business model dictates plant based options, in two or three years we'll see if the model was effective. My guess is no. I know exactly ONE person who ate and liked the Impossible Burger, and he has gout and cannot eat ground meat.
Ill do you one better. I bought some body was and find gluten free predominately placed on the label. Is that a thing. Your not eating the soap are you?
There is no cure for stupidity, you either die from it or with it.
My daughter, growing up had asthma, headaches, stuff like that. Couldn't play sports because of it. Doctors...try this pill, try that pill. Nothing worked. She switched her diet (on her own) to meat and dairy free (vegan). No headaches, can hike run, basically do what she wants. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. She had allergy testing done and was allergic to many food sources. Having her for dinner isn't hard, add vegan butter instead of regular, substitute this for that. The diet is not for me, but you do what you have to do...
I'm starting to lean towards the idea that it's not meat or diary, it's what we feed or inject into the animals that is causing us problems. I am not an "organic" obsessive, because lots of organic products are no better for you, sometimes worse, and the term is used inconsistently.
But when you see meat in other countries, like chicken, that hasn't been loaded up with growth hormone, steroids, and what have you, compared to what we have here, you have to wonder...
I love plant based food. Have you ever tried cow? One of my favorite plant based foods. Especially grass fed, but grain fed is also good too.
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|On the DL|
True. I spent a year and a half working in Spain. Neighborhood delis had chicken roasting on rotisseries. Absolutely great! (Cheap, too.)
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|Spread the Disease|
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
I’m drawing the line at “plant based” BUTTER?!?!? Yeah...no thanks.
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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
But look at all the shit they put in it; stuff you can't pronounce. About 29% more calories than a beef patty. And the sodium content! Yikes!
Check it out.
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-- Robert Frost
There are a lot of diseases people get in those "other" countries from food that we do not get here. They are immune to some of them because that is what they're raised on and their body has developed tolerances to them, but not all. We never got mad cow disease here in our beef, and neither did anyone that consumes beef in the U.S. for example. Most people wouldn't want to eat beef from most other countries because it is tough and sucks.
As for the U.S., meat producers have to stop giving animals hormones and medicine for a period of time before they are sent to market so that all of it is out of their system. One of my former customers is the largest cattle feeders in the world, if not the largest. He told me more about cattle than I ever wanted to know or listen to. That being said, animals cannot be given antibiotics or any hormones for a period of time called a withdrawal period before they're sent to market. The withdrawal period ensures all antibiotics are out of the food animals system before they go to market. Also in 2012 the FDA put restrictions on using antibiotics on food animals. Central American chicken tastes much better and is tender, but their beef is horrible overall.
I really don't know how, if any the way food animals are raised in the U.S. would negatively impact humans health. If some people want to eat plant based fake burgers and such, they can go for it. Most have a bunch of man made and fake ingredients and other crap in it. I'll stick to a real hamburger, and eat them in moderation. The health world goes back and forth like the wind blows on whether something is healthy or not healthy...….eggs, red meat, nuts.....etc.
|Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici|
Cows are plant based.
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
| Get my pies|
outta the oven!
Yeah...that’s margarine with a trendy new name.
|Legalize the Constitution|
Unfortunately, we (as consumers) don’t get to choose.
Worse, under current regulations, beef and pork raised outside of the U.S. but processed here can be labeled “Product of USA.”
I wrote my senators and have thus far heard from John Barraso. Here is his reply.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
- Robert Frost
|Plowing straight ahead come what may|
But always remember “Arby’s has the meats”!
"we've gotta roll with the punches, learn to play all of our hunches
Making the best of what ever comes our way
Forget that blind ambition and learn to trust your intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may
And theres a cowboy in the jungle"
I’d like to see how that plays in Wisconsin with their dairy laws.
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." — Mark Twain
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” — H. L. Mencken
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