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Offline gigitsakiris

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Impossible Foods
« on: June 11, 2019, 02:35:33 AM »
There are new alternatives popping up following new trends in the food industry, coupled with the alarming effects of climate change on agriculture.

I myself have tried impossible foods multiple times, but have had extremely bad reactions to it - specifically excessive bloating. However, when it comes down to the mission behind Impossible foods, and taking into account the mindset of most meat eaters, I do believe that it is a way to get people to change their mindset about what meat truly is. For instance, when I had met with the representative of Impossible Foods, he had mentioned that when talking to prospective buyers, he asks "do you eat meat because you enjoy the fact that the animal is slaughtered, or do you eat it simply for the taste and nutrients."

At the end of the day impossible foods is a processed food, and I personally prefer eating only wholesome foods. However, do you think that impossible foods is a good thing or bad thing for the food industry? With the way things are going, I can only imagine that more of these companies will come into fruition, and with the lack of resources that we are going to face, unfortunately we will have to find other alternatives to wholesome food items.

Offline Laura Knoff

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Re: Impossible Foods
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 10:49:44 AM »
I believe that it is shortsighted to think that these industrially produced substitutes for meat are better ecologically or are the answer to climate change. These alternatives do not take into consideration the enormous amounts of energy (produced primarily from fossil fuels) needed to create them. Add that to the realization that our bodies do not recognize the artificial substances produced in these labs and we may want to look to naturally produced local foods. Your digestive symptoms are telling you something.  We cannot ignore our nutrient requirements. The law of nature is that for anything to live something else must die. The problem we have now is the enormous waste in the mass produced systems we currently employ. Focus on eating in balance with nature. Anything less than 1000 years old is an experiment.
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