Bittman on fakemeats
Mark Bittman had a piece the other day being excited about developments in fake chicken. Apparently there's going to be this stuff that has just about the same texture as chicken, and if you flavor it up well you really can't tell the difference. And that's exciting news, because raising and killing chickens is not so great for a number of reasons.
Tom Philpott responds that yeah, that's sorta cool, but sorta not. The fake chicken stuff is made out of stuff that's probably not so great itself. Using chemicals to isolate the proteins in soy beans, likely not good. Instead, we should all be eating something simpler and more natural -- falafel.
(fakemeats spelled as single word h/t montesano.)