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comment by ThatFanficGuy

Fake meat that's almost exactly like real meat, with a crisp on top? Sign me up for that!

I wanted to call it "vegetarian meat", but this kind raises an interesting point of what is meat, for a vegetarian or a vegan? Does the presence of heme - an important component of blood (you know it is because its name in Greek means "blood") - make it non-vegetarian?

Either way, it sounds like a great deal. There's no denying that a lot of people enjoy meat. Shaming it - a practice too common nowadays - is as silly as shaming a person for being gay. Working around the issue of enviromental impact, though, is a great way to solve the problem, and as long as the taste is the same and there's no deficit of necessary chemicals as a result of me switching to this kind of meat, I'm all for it.




jadedog  ·  1166 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are quite a few fake meat substitutes that can fake some meat eaters. In this Good Mythical Morning, Rhett and Link don't do very well in guessing which is the fake meat and which isn't. Fake meats and cheeses have gotten a lot better in recent years.

This one has all the allergens though, both gluten and soy. Since there's a group of people who don't eat gluten and and group of people who don't eat soy, that's a lot of the population that won't be trying this fake meat.

I haven't eaten meat or dairy for many years. The vegan community, at least on youtube, is pretty fractured about the whole shaming thing. Since I'm doing it for health reasons, the whole shaming thing annoys me. Everyone's different with different nutritional needs. I think people should do what suits them best.

galen  ·  1166 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I wanted to call it "vegetarian meat", but this kind raises an interesting point of what is meat, for a vegetarian or a vegan? Does the presence of heme - an important component of blood (you know it is because its name in Greek means "blood") - make it non-vegetarian?

I bet for many the issue would be where the heme is derived from.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1166 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A quick, non-educated search seems to indicate that it's only, or mostly, synthesized in a body. Makes sense, but it is a chemical, and all chemicals can be created outside, as well.