Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Impossible Foods Impossible Whopper is NOT vegetarian or vegan

There's no doubt that plant-based living has never been more popular. Every day you read of another company coming up with you what appears to be vegan products. 
But on closer inspection, you realise you might be getting my misled. Big time. 

All these companies want is your money. The haven't suddenly decided they want to stop animal cruelty and murder.

One such brand is Impossible Burger who make the Impossible Whopper. Some people would say that's an appropriate name given that vegans and vegetarians feel misled by how it's been marketed.

Billed as a "patty made from plants" and sold at Burger King, what they don't tell you is this. And this is a statement coming from Impossible Foods themselves after a class action taken by vegetarians and vegans saying they had been misled over the 
Impossible Burger-

Impossible Foods Inc, which helped create the Impossible Whopper, has said it was designed for meat eaters who want to consume less animal protein, not for vegans or vegetarians.

Impossible Foods burgers and not even vegetarian 

But does that make impossible burgers suitable for vegetarians or vegans? 

It's a resounding no on both points.

You see, The Impossible Burger which is made from soy my favourite type of vegan burger, is cooked with meat products. Yep, whilst your local friendly takeaway place with a cooking area a fraction of the size of any Burger King can put aside a meat free cooking space, Burger King either can't or won't.

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Remember folks, saying something is plant-based does not mean it's suitable for vegetarians far this vegans. Impossible burger is one such case in point. 

Always ask where something is cooked and what it's cooked with. 

If it was up to me, the Impossible Whopper would have to list animal fat in it's ingredients because it's cooked in the same oil as meat and that should mean losing the 0% beef label and having a label on the product and on the menu saying it's not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

And that's how Veggiegirl2011 sees it. 

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Why the fight to ban evil Foie gras inspired me to write a crime novel

In Cannibal City the killer's victims are force-fed in a similar way
Suffragettes were before they're killed

Years ago I lived on an island. Not one of those remote Islands but one of the most accessible ones you are likely to get. One day I was walking past a local restaurant and I was shocked to see something on the menu that's so cruel the production of it is banned in my country but not the sale. 

You can read about what happened next on my companion blog for my book Living Cruelty Free: Live a more Compassionate Life here 

That product was Foie gras which is made by ramming a metal or plastic pipe down a duck or goose's throat so their livers swell abnormally to around ten times their normal size. 

Foie gras is French and translates as fatty liver.​ 

There's never been an appetite for reversing the ban on producing it in the UK where I live because even farmers who could make money out of producing this vile 'foodstuff' find the cruelty involved too much. 

In Cannibal City, DI Waddell investigates a sinister killer who's killing
people and removing their livers

When I was writing book 2 in the Detective in a Coma series (the follow up to Vile City) I wanted to do something a bit different. Come up with a different method of murder whilst also letting people who don't know into the sick little secret of how cruel a 'food' Foie gras is. 

In Cannibal City, my killer craves Foie gras but is so sickened by how it's obtained he decides that he'll make a human version instead. Pretty gross but as well as coming up with a more novel way to kill people, it also gives folk an insight into one of the cruellest things humans eat. 

A food so cruel that when Scottish tennis star Andy Murray discovered what it was he banned it from being served in the hotel he owns. 

If you want to see how it's used in Cannibal City you can check out the book now.

A killer is stalking his victims on Glasgow's streets.
Men are being abducted, kept tied up for weeks and force-fed, then strangled and their livers are being removed.

~Coming April 16th from Jennifer Lee Thomson @jenthom72 and Caffeine Nights~ 
Pre-order #CannibalCity, the follow up to VILE CITY

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