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· We Asked Experts If Vegan Meat Is Healthy - Here’s What They Said
… First and foremost, you can't actually replace meat. "Meat is a complex product and has various nutrient profiles based on what kind of animal it's from, if the animal was wild or farmed, how it was raised, etc.," explained Koskinen. While vegan meat can offer similar taste and texture, it can't replicate its nutrients…
· The Latest Vegan Atrocity: Fake Pork
… "Stop lying and eat your salad." If you don't want to eat meat, don't. Fake meat is no better for you, and it's arguably worse. And a chunk of soy protein is never going to taste like the real thing, no matter how much artificial flavoring and salt they dump into it...
· NPPC: Impossible Pork is “Impossible”
… products such as the impossible pork just announced this year cannot be labeled as pork, because the products are not derived from a pig…
We Asked Experts If Vegan Meat Is Healthy - Here’s What They Said
Phoebe McRae, PopSugar
via Yahoo Lifestyle - January 8, 2020
As the popularity of veganism continues to rise and plant-based eating enters the mainstream, we're seeing more and more meat substitutes taking over the shelves at our local grocery store. Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, and Tofurky are just a handful of brands exclusively creating animal-free meat beyond tofu, tempeh, and seitan, meaning you can now cook vegan turkey roast, sausages, mince, and more without slaving away in your kitchen for hours trying to work out how to DIY. It is often made from soy, wheat gluten, or plant protein (Quorn, for example, uses potato protein), and offers a tasty alternative to boring 100-percent veggie-based classics like mushroom burgers and jackfruit tacos. But is vegan meat actually healthy? We talked to registered dietitian nutritionists Kristin Koskinen, Ashley Kitchens, and Shena Jaramillo to find out the truth behind the surprisingly delicious stuff.
You Can't Replace Animal Meat
First and foremost, you can't actually replace meat. "Meat is a complex product and has various nutrient profiles based on what kind of animal it's from, if the animal was wild or farmed, how it was raised, etc.," explained Koskinen. While vegan meat can offer similar taste and texture, it can't replicate its nutrients.
Vegan Meat Is Often Highly Processed
When comparing the Burger King Impossible Whopper, which was introduced to US-based consumers in 2019 and is made using soy protein, to a regular hamburger patty, Koskinen believes the regular patty is likely to be the superior option as it will be less processed. "Beef that has been humanely raised and grass fed and finished can be a healthy and even more socially conscious choice than the ultra-processed patty," she concluded. Jaramillo agreed, noting that most vegan meat is also high in sodium and sugar and should be consumed sparingly...
Always Opt For Whole Foods ...
The Latest Vegan Atrocity: Fake Pork
By Jim Treacher, PJ Media
January 8, 2020
As some pundit (whose name escapes me) once noted, "Environmentalists make good movie villains because they want to make your real life worse." In recent years, we've seen this with cinematic characters like Thanos and whatever the bad guy's name was in Aquaman. They wanted to kill a bunch of people because they thought it would save the environment. If real-life environmentalists can't get away with killing you, they can at least try to make you as miserable as possible, as punishment for being alive. They scold you for driving a car that actually works. They want you to eat crickets and worms and other vermin. Now they're even scolding you for watching too much Netflix because it's killing the planet. They hate humanity and they want your life to suck. That's also why they keep trying to cram fake-meat soy slop down your gullet.
Impossible Foods is well-named, because that's roughly the likelihood I'll ever eat their repulsive frankenfoods. But apparently enough people are buying Impossible Burgers to encourage them to keep going. Now the company is introducing Impossible Pork. Mmmm, yummy!
Elizabeth Lopatto at The Verge tried some Impossible Pork products so you don't have to: [video, 3:08 min.]
"Yeah. Seems legit."
A glowing endorsement!
Does it taste like pork? Lopatto says she doesn't know because she hasn't eaten pork in 20 years. Which is a bit like asking for Stevie Wonder's Oscar picks. But she does say it's really salty. If Impossible Pork is anything like Impossible Burgers, it has over five times as much sodium as real meat. Healthy!
But you should be shamed into eating it anyway, as Sigal Samuel at Vox Dot Com explains:
If it catches on, Impossible Pork could be a consequential leap forward for the plant-based meat movement. Pork is the most consumed meat on the planet, accounting for 36 percent of global meat intake. If Impossible Foods can get us to eat and enjoy a meatless version of it instead, it could help save millions of pigs from suffering on factory farms and curb the impact of pig farming on the environment. It could also improve human health, not least because it’ll help us combat risks like antibiotic resistance.
See? Aren't you ashamed of yourself?
As the great Joe Bob Briggs says: "Stop lying and eat your salad." If you don't want to eat meat, don't. Fake meat is no better for you, and it's arguably worse. And a chunk of soy protein is never going to taste like the real thing, no matter how much artificial flavoring and salt they dump into it...
more, including links, video [3:08 min.]
NPPC: Impossible Pork is “Impossible”
By NAFB News Service
via Hoosier Ag Today - Jan 8, 2020
The National Pork Producers Council says Impossible Foods’ Impossible pork is just that – impossible. Dr. Dan Kovich, director of science and technology for NPPC, says products such as the impossible pork just announced this year cannot be labeled as pork, because the products are not derived from a pig.
“It is actually impossible for something that does not come from a pig to be called pork,” said Dr. Kovich. “Pork comes from a pig, end of story. You can’t make pork from soybeans unless you feed them to a pig first. So, we want to be very clear, for that company to call their plant-based products pork is inappropriate.”
Inappropriate, and against the law.
“Certainly, the USDA and several sections of law defines pork very clearly as to what it is,” said Kovich. “FDA labeling law also says you can’t portray one food product as another. So, the product, despite any claims they may make about how it may appear to look like pork, or taste like pork, that does not make it pork. So, they need to come up with a different name for their product.”
NPPC supports consumer choice and competitive markets on a level playing field. Accordingly, Kovich says plant-based and cell-cultured products designed to mimic real meat must face the same stringent regulatory requirements...