|Originally posted by Dodo
I am not vegetarian, but I have been avoiding fake meat products ever since reading about the possible cons of too much genetically modified soy products in our food. I actually worry about the health of one friend who lives on Yves Rocher hot dogs and burgers.
I think Yves might be one of the companies which doesn't use GMO soy and prints that right on the package (a symbol proclaiming "non-GMO-soy"). I could be wrong. Most companies which make fake meat (and cater to the veggie/organic crowds) will either use organic soy (best) or at least non-GMO soy, and say so on label or in ingredients. I don't buy fake meats and such if they aren't organic and/or aren't labeled GMO free.
BTW if it is organic, it does not contain GMOs.
I grew up eating meat daily, and I do like it... I just don't like the killing part, so I usually don't eat meat. I like the fake meat here and there for protein and variety. I do think of it as closer to junk food usually though (it is added to be a compliment to other parts of the meal, not to be the center of attention...excluding tofurky at Thanksgiving of course), and it's not a mainstay of our diet or anything. Well I am babbling now !
I DO likebeing able to get a gardenburger at most restaurants, times are finally changing (a little).
Hey, Question : on the topic of processed foods... would you (anyone/everyone) consider meat a processed food ? I mean really, it was an animal's life work to *process* that food... eating GMOs themselves, and fodder with yucky chemicals perhaps sprayed on it, etc. The fat is where a lot of toxins are stored right ? And Liver ? ISn't that like a sponge that cleans one's blood, and wouldn't a liver be like the vilest thing to eat ? (like a dirty sponge ?) Yet some people like it... anyways, I meat seems kinda processed too, naturally. (*not coming down on people who like liver, JMO*)