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Quote: Have you read some of the things they say about Quorn? - but there are arguments about most products.
I expect some people will be intolerant of the stuff, but in general it's a lot healthier than meat eating (especially red meat).
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If you're worried about eating meat I suggest you try Hugh Thingy Whatsits book. My kids bought it for me when I was diagnosed with diabetes and I can honestly say I could easily give up meat now (though I won't!)
I eat too much meat, including beef. What can I say? I enjoy getting a bit of gristle stuck in my teeth, and I do like a bloody mess on my plate. I’m pretty sure mycoprotein wouldn’t do the trick for me.
That said, I haven’t paid enough attention to what’s actually in the meat I buy. Mechanically recovered meat doesn’t quite whet the appetite, but ignorance was bliss. No longer: a positive side-effect of this horse-meat scandal.
Surely horsemeat is normal fare in many countries?
If you are prepared to eat beef, what's the problem with eating horse?
Quote: If you are prepared to eat beef, what's the problem with eating horse?
or dog...or human
I've eaten horse in Japan (and probably in a ready meal or two) and could possible try dog, but only in a country where it's normal. Not sure I would even consider human, although we never know what's coming and in a catastrophe maybe that would be the only option.
What would you do?
Eating people becomes a problem when we're unable to digest their opinions!
I seem to recall it is said (by cannibals) that humans taste similar to chicken.
Quote: I seem to recall it is said (by cannibals) that humans taste similar to chicken.
The alternative to meat, which is also the alternative for quorn, is TSP, textured soy protein, i buy mine from my local health shop, makes great sausages and burgers, and tsp meatballs are just mmmmmMMMMMmmm
Of course, the irony of all this horse meat polava is that if tesco's actually sold horse meat then they would probably sell a lot of it. Brits are squeamish about food, also very traditional, but the uk isn't just full of brits anymore, the polish and romanians love a bit of horse meat and have a far wider ranging culinary pallet than brits do, their attitude towards food is entirely different to our own.
Meat contamination was only a small factor in my reason for turning veggie, c4 aired a documentary called The Animals Film during their Banned season in 1991 (veggie 22 years then), which showed graphic content of slaughter houses amongst other shocking footage from scientific and military experiments, im shaking just thinking about it, it was horrible, that was enough to convince me it was time to ditch meat.
I thought principles had changed in the meat industry but it seems as dodgy as ever and im glad i dont eat the crap anymore!
I have no problem with people wanting to be vegetarian, indeed I'm happy to eat vegetarian food, but I like meat too. If only some vegetarians were as broadminded about meat as meat-eaters are expected to be about vegetarianism.
As a species, we are omnivores (hence both incisors and molars), and to be squeamish about food purely because it is killed first is just narrow minded.
Plants have feelings too.
Quote: Plants have feelings too.
I recall reading this in my teens Secret Life of Plants
There are restaurants which specialise in horsemeat - such as this Parisian one.
Has anyone visited such an establishment?
Quote: ...what else can you expect when people are buying bottom of the range prepared foods
((( ))) Baaaaaarp!! I take exception to that!
Oh, hang on....it says bottom of the range. Ok, that may be so but I'd still recommend Tesco's standard spag/bol ready meal, it really is that good.
Quote: what else can you expect when people are buying bottom of the range prepared foods
Just because people buy low end products it doesn't mean they deserve to be conned. If the packing says 'contains meat from other animals' or 'contains meat from horses' then it is up to the buyer to make a decision whether they want to eat it. If the packing says '100% beef' then the only meat in there should be beef.
I have knowingly eaten horse (and foal) on numerous occasions and it is a very tasty meat. However, I know that the horse I ate was bred for and fit for human consumption. There would have been no injections of substances toxic to humans. The horses in this meat are of questionable origin, quite possibly failed (or stolen) racehorses and containing any number of different substances which you would not choose to put in your food.
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