If Plants Were Made to Lay Eggs - They Would be Pleggs

Real eggs - not pleggs
I've been watching FOX News a lot lately, it's the nature of my job, and last week a story came on about eggs made from plants.

EGGS. made. from plants.

What on earth is happening to our food supply?

First, it was in-vitro meat. Apparently eating meat that has been raised using naturally occuring hormones is gross however eating meat grown in a PETRI DISH in a lab is ethical and meets naturally grown standards.

Now, we are going to be seeing egg-less eggs in retailers around the nation and they will make their debut in none other than Whole Foods.

Dear Hampton Creek Foods (creator of this wonder): an egg by definition is a)  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken;  b)  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

You smellin' what I'm steppin' in? An egg cannot be plant based - eggs come from animals. I don't care how many plants, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or powders you put into a pot and melt together, the product that results is a plant. I'm calling them "pleggs" - join me.
 
The CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, says the product was developed for many reasons, including his concern about chickens contributing to greenhouse gas accumulation every year. I didn't realize chickens were so flatulent.
 
Do you know that eggs provide numerous nutritional benefits? Look at these digits:

I was unable to find nutritional info for the pleggs (and I honestly looked on their website for such info) but I'd bet the farm that they have nowhere near the same amount of Vitamin D or protein as a regular, REAL egg. 

Just to clarify, I understand some people have food allergies and really embrace this type of product and for that purpose, I applaud pleggs Beyond Eggs. However, I think it's hogwash that, on the other side of the spectrum, a few folks who strive for natural, wholesome food are in favor of lab produced protein sources.

Asinine. Just asinine.

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

The thoughts and opinions of this blog post strictly represent that of Brandi Buzzard Frobose and are NOT representative of any other entity or organization.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

If Plants Were Made to Lay Eggs - They Would be Pleggs

Real eggs - not pleggs
I've been watching FOX News a lot lately, it's the nature of my job, and last week a story came on about eggs made from plants.

EGGS. made. from plants.

What on earth is happening to our food supply?

First, it was in-vitro meat. Apparently eating meat that has been raised using naturally occuring hormones is gross however eating meat grown in a PETRI DISH in a lab is ethical and meets naturally grown standards.

Now, we are going to be seeing egg-less eggs in retailers around the nation and they will make their debut in none other than Whole Foods.

Dear Hampton Creek Foods (creator of this wonder): an egg by definition is a)  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken;  b)  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

You smellin' what I'm steppin' in? An egg cannot be plant based - eggs come from animals. I don't care how many plants, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or powders you put into a pot and melt together, the product that results is a plant. I'm calling them "pleggs" - join me.
 
The CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, says the product was developed for many reasons, including his concern about chickens contributing to greenhouse gas accumulation every year. I didn't realize chickens were so flatulent.
 
Do you know that eggs provide numerous nutritional benefits? Look at these digits:
  • 6 grams of protein (12% of daily recommended intake)
  • 10% of your daily Vitamin D
  • 8% Vitamin B12
  • all for only 70 calories per egg
  • and they're super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways!

I was unable to find nutritional info for the pleggs (and I honestly looked on their website for such info) but I'd bet the farm that they have nowhere near the same amount of Vitamin D or protein as a regular, REAL egg. 

Just to clarify, I understand some people have food allergies and really embrace this type of product and for that purpose, I applaud pleggs Beyond Eggs. However, I think it's hogwash that, on the other side of the spectrum, a few folks who strive for natural, wholesome food are in favor of lab produced protein sources.

Asinine. Just asinine.

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

The thoughts and opinions of this blog post strictly represent that of Brandi Buzzard Frobose and are NOT representative of any other entity or organization.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Caroline Weihl said...

Very interesting. If you want to read a humorous article about Whole Foods, copy and paste this link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-maclean/surviving-whole-foods_b_3895583.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Who knows what these Candida people will come up with next...

September 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Brandi Buzzard Frobose said...

Caroline - I read that piece and I think it's hilarious! I've only been in a Whole Foods once, didn't buy anything, but was amazed at the prices and propaganda!

September 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Oh for crying out loud. More people trying to make plants into animal type products.

Here's a tip for all the vegans and vegetarians out there, if you don't want to eat animal products then don't eat them. But you look silly when you take plant material and try to make it into an animal type food.

How silly would be beef industry look if we tried to turn steaks into beets?

Just sayin'.

September 23, 2013 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Brandi Buzzard Frobose said...

Joanne - I can't say it any better than you!

September 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Thanks Brandi. :-)

September 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
OpenID backwoodsblondie said...

Holy cow are they serious??? The media is always saying they want "natural" products, do they really think creating this so called plant egg is natural? What is our world coming to?!

September 24, 2013 at 1:11 PM  

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