Macabre Soybean Practices
Alright. Another little thought on vegetarianism. Does it strike anyone as weird that we take perfectly cute little soybeans, pluck them from the vine, take them to a factory, and chop and smoosh and flavor them until we can form them into a patty which eerily resembles meat? Then we feed this Frankensteined monstrosity to vegetarians (or semi-vegetarians, like myself).
Is it weird that we eat such things? Fine if I’m eating vegetarian for environmental or health reasons, but if I’m doing it for anti-cruelty to animals reasons, then it’s sort of strange. For example, let’s take something else I don’t believe in eating. Like kittens. If I think it’s immoral to eat kittens, then would I go and take some beef and put it through a strange processing machine so that it flavored the meat to be just like kitten chops? No. That would be really weird. So if I’m totally against eating beef, why would I perform this strange ritual by buying ‘meatless burgers’?
Here’s another twist to the tale. Plenty of producers are making bacon, beef, chicken, and who knows what else out of innocent soybeans (innocent soybeans who certainly can’t appreciate the irony of the whole affair), but no one is taking prime rib, chopping it up, dying it green, squirting in some natural flavoring, and selling ‘vegetable-less broccoli’.
A great idea in the making . . .