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Old 06-15-2012, 02:08 PM   #11
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You have a great point Charley !

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
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What is this fake hen, or fake chicken made of ?

Soy ?

I am allergic to soy and all its deritives and forms ... I am lucky ... Hate the aromas of Soy and the looks, that greyish beige plaster whitish curd anyway ...

I like real food, as natural and wild and fresh as poss.

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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What is this fake hen, or fake chicken made of ?
It's made of recycled automotive crank case oil.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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What is this fake hen, or fake chicken made of ?

Soy ?

I am allergic to soy and all its deritives and forms ... I am lucky ... Hate the aromas of Soy and the looks, that greyish beige plaster whitish curd anyway ...

I like real food, as natural and wild and fresh as poss.

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According to the article, it is made from soy and pea powder, and other vegetable fiber. I'd rather marinate and eat tofu.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #15
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I like tofu. Somehow I missed the lesson that eating tofu is yucky.

Actually I can't recall ever being served tofu when I lived with my parents. It was later in life when I started liking Asian food that I tried tofu, and found that it's good. I had the benefit of being served tofu in traditional Asian dishes rather than being served by somebody who was inexperienced and trying to use tofu to replace meat.
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I like tofu. Somehow I missed the lesson that eating tofu is yucky.

Actually I can't recall ever being served tofu when I lived with my parents. It was later in life when I started liking Asian food that I tried tofu, and found that it's good. I had the benefit of being served tofu in traditional Asian dishes rather than being served by somebody who was inexperienced and trying to use tofu to replace meat.
I too like tofu--I don't use it enough to really know what I'm doing with it. When I opt to eat tofu, it sure as heck isn't going to be made to resemble chicken. I love tofu and black bean sauce...in hot and sour soup...in stir fries...but I've never had it as a substitute for chicken, nor do I want to. I'll either eat tofu or chicken.
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When you get right down to it tofu is soy protein, and evidently the product being discussed (fake chicken) is also soy protein. Maybe it's just tofu after grooming for a Western customer base.
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When you get right down to it tofu is soy protein, and evidently the product being discussed (fake chicken) is also soy protein. Maybe it's just tofu after grooming for a Western customer base.
According to the article, it took 10 years to develop the process. I imagine the grant application forms (this was developed at a university), the justification was to find a protein-based meat substitute that could be introduced to areas where meat is more difficult to obtain using vegetable protein that would be readily available. Quite the gravy-train ride to work on the project for 10 years....
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Just exactly what does this "grant application" accomplish? Finding ways to trick people into thinking they're eating meat by substituting vegetable products? What exactly does this accomplish if the vegetable products are just as good nutrition? Considering, "meat substitute that could be introduced to areas where meat is more difficult to obtain." I'm imagining places where they can't raise animals so they have cans of fake chicken shipped in. Not sure exactly how that is any different than sending them canned chicken or tuna. Is raising cans of fake chicken easier than raising real chickens?

And what's this about "fake chicken that could fool a hen?" Fool a hen exactly how?

Does it walk, talk, and cluck like a chicken? Would a chicken mistake this product for a live chicken?

Or do chickens eat chicken? Would this fool a cannibalistic chicken into thinking it's eating real chicken instead of eating a vegetable fake chicken?

Inquiring minds want to know!
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I think I would rather have Tofurkey. (Not.)

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