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Fake Foods

Read a little this morning about "milk" and "meat".  I don't know, but it really doesn't seem right to call something "milk" unless it came directly from the milk-producing function of an animal.  It also really doesn't seem right to call something "meat" unless it came directly from the slaughter of an animal.  "Substitutes" should be called something else, "milk" or "meat" should not even be part of the label, and not even labelled as a "substitute" if the nutrient content isn't comparable.  Of course, some of the manufactured "milk" or "meat" might turn out to be better than the original.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/label-change-for-plant-based-milk-could-boost-dairy-industry/

 

https://www.fastcompany.com/40508181/get-ready-for-a-meatless-meat-explosion-as-big-food-gets-on-boa...

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Honored Advisor

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I don`t have a problem with say "almond milk" because it has "almond" in front.  People buy a quart of it thinking their going to be all healthy, take a sip and spit it out "tastes like crap!" and never buy it again.  And a gallon of almond milk only contains a couple almonds, mostly water and multi vitamins....why not just drink water and swallow vitamin pills?   Smiley Happy

 

But there was a taco chain that had 70% soybeans mixed with their taco hamburger.   So, even if something with a face that was butchered and advertised as rotting animal flesh, it`s still 70% soybeans....which wouldn`t be so bad if that was the only thing mixed in it   Smiley Happy

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Veteran Advisor

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Haven't checked any labels, don't buy the stuff, but the labels might be interesting, regarding the actual ingredients, additives and flavorings to make it taste like one thinks it should.  Prefer the "real-deal".

 

Had some "almond-milk", several years ago, didn't like it.

 

Meat-wise, have probably had some burgers with minor meat content without knowing it.  With McDonald's newer lineup of pricey burgers, makes me wonder what was in some of them before.

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One of those thoughts that remind me how much I dislike government imposed labeling.

is almond milk a healthy verbiage, or is it a slander on milk as defined?  How are the almonds treated between milkings.  Is the nutrient levels almond feed good enough through the gestation period?

the Japanese started this problem by selling white fish as immitarion crab.  What stinks is they were honest and accurate on imitation taste.  And the crabs were difficult to ear tag and feed at a bunk.

Given the opportunity to change a food, Americans can’t do it without a backhanded slander of something as traditional, cheap and wonderful as milk.  But then it is white and that enrages the new world order.  

 

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Honored Advisor

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My answer to the we hate crowd is a half and half mixture of chocolate cow milk with the Holstein white traditional milk. And the Hereford red milk is great also with its high sugar content.
We have good definitions of terms. Government imposed labeling just injects redefining terms and a chance to sell a new myth.
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Veteran Advisor

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Points  well  taken  guys  -  although  we  might  reflect  on  a  fierce  campaign  NOT  to  attach  Accurate  Labels  to  our  Certified  WHAT  at  our  domestic  meat  markets  -  although  exported  - foreign  labeling   was  insisted  on  Red,   White,  &  Blue - USDA  - - -

 

History  Lesson  101  -  word - Smith - ing    KarMa  ? 

 

My  blond  Grand-kids   prefer   '' flavored ''  moo   juice -  -  -                     

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Veteran Advisor

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Feeders    - everything  is  Prime !

 

Does    the  Packer   buy  select   &   box   choice  &   prime  ?    

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Veteran Advisor

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And those almond veal cutlets are to die for.  Takes a lot to make a meal, but they're a great additive to other dishes.

 

Sliced Raw Almonds

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Veteran Advisor

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How do you market black milk from Angus ?
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Honored Advisor

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I’ve been told that chocolate is a highly tuned blend of a portion angus. She never lied to me any other time.

Angus brings up a quirky issue for the US cattleman. What % of angus does it take to be angus.
I remember several years ago a friend was a judge at the Denver stock show and they discovered a little paint helps qualify.
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