“The secret of food lies in memory – of thinking and then knowing
what the taste of cinnamon or steak is.” — Jerry Saltz
Lab-grown fake meat is one of the largest food-chain conspiracies of all time. Have you seen commercials advertising faux-meat as a healthier, sustainable, climate-combating, animal-friendly protein source? Most of these claims are provable lies put out by a conglomeration made up of big names in the GMO, tech, and chemical industries.
Why are we being pushed to replace animal products (such as beef, poultry and fish) with lab-grown, gene-edited foods? It’s an age-old tale of profit and control.
Once these companies dominate the meat, dairy, cereals and oils markets, their profits become limitless while controlling the food supply. These private companies will ultimately gain control of entire populations, countries, and governments. If we let them.
As scary as that is to think about, this dependence will also cause poor health, chronic disease and shorter life spans.
Synthetic Food Isn’t Healthy
Meat and dairy alternatives are just GMO-filled junk foods. They are heavily processed and made using questionable, unrecognizable ingredients. Companies use lab processes like synthetic biology and fermentation technology to create products that barely resemble food.
These fake products exist in stark contrast to the whole foods diet we should strive toward. A study from the National Institute of Health associates highly processed foods with increased weight gain. Furthermore, we still don’t know the repercussions of consuming genetically engineered proteins. There is a high potential for significant impacts on the human microbiome.
Cultured Meat Doesn’t Save Animals
The faux meat industry pushes the agenda of saving animals and reducing cruelty. What they don’t tell you is that cultured, or cell-based meat is grown from animal tissue cells. The key ingredient here is fetal bovine serum (FBS), sourced from the blood of cow fetuses that are kept alive right up through harvesting the blood in order to ensure freshness.
Having your beef without sacrificing an animal is a myth. If anything, cell-cultured meat is even less ethical than slaughtering an animal at the end of its life.
Misleading Protein Content Claims
A cheaper variety of plant-based meat substitutes is also gaining popularity. Examples include Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat which are made up of pea protein, canola oil, and rice protein. While potentially more ethical, these processed foods aren’t a good protein source.
A proposed class action lawsuit against Beyond Meat alleges that the nutrition labels of several products significantly miscalculate the protein content, quality, and overall nutritional benefit (ClassAction.org). These claims have been substantiated by six separate plaintiffs through industry-standard testing.
Fake Meat Contains Unhealthy Fats
Beyond the protein misconceptions, fake meats hold a more harmful secret. The quality of the fats found in these products is concerning. As plant-based meats lack the natural fats found in animal-proteins, they are supplemented with industrial seed oils instead, most prevalently canola oil.
Consuming too much of these omega-6 fatty acids can alter metabolic rates and increase your risk of “inflammatory diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), cardiovascular disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease” (Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012).
To summarize, there are no discernable benefits to adding lab-grown, fake meat to our diets. It’s bad for the environment, it’s bad for our health, and it creates additional harm to animal welfare. Don’t fall for the big-business lies. To protect your health, avoid food substitutes and nourish your body with Real Food.
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What To RememberLab-synthesized faux meats carry a hidden agenda of controlling the food supply.These products do not protect animal welfare, nor are they sustainable.These highly processed, low-protein foods contain unhealthy fats that contribute to disease and mortality.Don’t be fooled. Choose unprocessed whole food to nourish good health.
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