Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Today I have a question for you.
Do any of you have a recipe for cheese? I'd like to make some soft cheese, and I don't have a recipe yet. I'll be looking around on the internet as well, but I want some input from you all.
Benjamin Serven, Foodie
Here is a quote from an article I came across this morning.
The American flavor industry now has annual
revenues of about $1.4bn. Approximately
10,000 new processed food products are
introduced every year in the US. Almost all of
them require flavor additives.
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Recently I came across an article some articles on "Test Tube Meat". Frankly, even the idea makes me sick. (How many hot dogs have you eaten?) I'm going to give you some links, some quotes, and maybe a few thoughts from myself at the end.
Scientist Flesh Out Plans to Grow (and Sell) Test Tube Meat
Slide Show of Test Tube Meat
Test Tube Meat-from the BEEF Magazine
This quote is from www.BEEFmagazine.com
Will consumers accept it?
People already love hot dogs, sausages and other processed meats made from stray protein of indeterminate origin, Matheny says. And many consumers prefer not to consider the origin of their meat. Many would be quite happy to learn their chicken grew on a styrofoam tray, wrapped in cellophane.
“Consumers don't really have a sense of how meat is produced,” Matheny says. “They see the end product, which often bears no resemblance to the animal. What they care about is how the product tastes and whether it's affordable. When people ask me if consumers will accept this kind of meat, I think, ‘yes, look at what they already accept.’”
If in vitro meat production ever becomes reality, Matheny says it will offer economic incentives to most everyone in the meat-production chain, except those currently growing animals.
That is one of the most disturbing statements I have heard in a very long time. You notice that little section that says, "Consumers don't really have a sense of how meat is produced...They see the end product, which often bears no resemblance to the animal. What they care about is how the product tastes and whether it's affordable." This is such a selfish view. They only care about how it tastes and how much it costs. Never a thought about the long term effect on their body, and then on the generations after them.
It all comes down to your worldview. Do you see yourself as a sinner saved by grace, in a world that GOD created, where we are to live as He would have us (that is, to glorify Him), raising your children to do the same, or a random collection of molecules that just "happened" to come together in the perfect way to be a living, breathing, thinking, human?
If you take the first view, everything that you do should be put through the grid of Scripture. Everything.
If you take the second view, you are autonomous. You can do what ever you want, because you are living for yourself and for the moment.
You have to put it in perspective.
Even in 1934...
Leave me your thoughts on the issue. I don't know about you, but this idea just makes me mad.
Benjamin Serven, Foodie
P.S. Make sure to follow the links at the top of the post, and read the articles there.