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.
|Real eggs - not pleggs|
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.
- 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 ~
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