The only time I have ever wanted to put graffiti on something was the other day when I went to the Tim Hortons drive thru for a tea to an appointment after chores. Oh it wasn’t the double double that made me see blood red, but the fact they are selling Impossible meats.
Now you can make the case that meat from Tim Hortons is not the best meat available and you’d be right. Think about what kind of farming it takes to supply all the Tim Hortons across the country with enough bacon, and sausage to pump out those Farmer’s wraps (ironic) every day. A lot of animals have to die for the convenience of fast food. That’s just fact.
So you would think the Impossible product line would be a good thing, right? No more mindlessly supporting one of the three largest meat conglomerates in the world. But the dirty secret of Impossible products (I can’t even call them food) is that they are often at the expense of the land and our health. However, so is raising meat if it’s done wrong. I have looked up the Impossible website and it’s impressive. Especially the part where they market to younger people telling them how to “talk” to their parents about their outdated thinking about climate change, and saving the planet. Well played, Mr Gates. Funny isn’t it then, this generation is set to have a shorter life span due to disease than any other generation before them. Because they are eating more nutritional deficient food produced in labs with more ingredients than ever. That also is fact.
Here are the ingredients in Impossible food : Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% Or Less Of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Soy Protein Isolate
What’s in my pastured pork ?
100% pork. That’s it.
I’m not trying to sell you my pork. Fact is I can’t keep up with orders now as a a very small pastured pig, chicken and Turkey operation. As is the case for most small farmers using sustainable practices.
So how do we chose well? It’s actually not complicated.
We eat sustainably produced, nutrient dense, real meat and just we eat less of it. When you eat real food, the fact is you are more satisfied nutritionally (But who makes money off that kind of crazy talk??)
In the end I didn’t write “THIS IS NOT REAL FOOD” on the drive thru menu. Mr. Gates has his fancy website for his profit driven message, but I decided not to stoop to his level. I’m just going to keep working hard growing simple, real food and being a good land steward. I think it’s entirely possible.
Love Jenn xx