Hum... What these ingredients are is basically Textured Vegetable Protein - TVP is just made of plants! Legumes and grain! What on earth makes this food so unappetizing compared to what's in the "beef" products that are consumed at Taco Bell and other places?
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Even if the "natural" flesh, blood and guts don't turn a stomach, the plethora of allowable drugs, pharmaceuticals, wormers, pesticides and insecticides should. Oh, and don't be deceived that these chemicals are being properly monitored. Just yesterday The New York Times reported that the FDA is suing the dairy industry for inadequate testings and excessive drug residues in slaughterhouse calves and moms...
"The agency said that it planned to test milk from about 900 dairy farms that had repeatedly been caught sending cows to slaughter with illegal levels of drugs in their systems.
It said it would test for about two dozen antibiotics beyond the six that are typically tested for. The testing would also look for a painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug popular on dairy farms, called flunixin, which often shows up in the slaughterhouse testing".Now... If this anchorwoman (or anyone else) is still not convinced that oats, soy and wheat aren't that "yucky" after all - This 34 page listing of FSIS approved chemicals in meat processing should alarm anyone. From ammonium hydroxide to xanthan gum, there are moisturizers, stabilizers, preservatives, coloring agents, gasses, antimicrobials, dyes and bleaches... Maybe a little dioxin too, but whose counting?
There's Sodium hydroxide to minimize fecal material from adhering to carcasses - Oh yummy!
There's Chlorine gas for reprocessing contaminated poultry carcasses... I don't even wanna know!
There's Alkyl polyglycosides to wash beef after the hide has been ripped off, to remove any extraneous hair, dirt, etc.) during butchering... Sure, just like pressure washing your driveway!
So, Ms. Anchorwoman... And anyone else who finds oats, wheat and soy repulsive:
There's Sodium tripolyphosphate a sequestrant/anticoagulant for use in recovered livestock blood which is subsequently used in food products. And Polyglycerol ester added to fresh livestock blood during collection to eliminate foaming...
Now, a word to Taco Bell... If you could replace all the "beef" with 100% "TVP", I know for sure this one vegan would be delighted to return as a customer!
And the funniest thing of all is this - The cattle folks are worried this incident may shed a bad light on them... That people may distrust their industry all the more. But might they have a valid fear that lots of unknowing (Taco Bell), TVP eating folks find this food very acceptable after all!?!
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