Here's the thing, though. I've had a lot of Boca Burgers. They are incredibly satisfying with swiss cheese and spicy mustard. They are vegan, of course, but when I look at the ingredients, it's a very very artificial laboratory-created food. It seems that way, anyway. And, the Tofurkey "sausage," which is less satisfying, is also like a fake food. Is it a lesser of two evils? Or is it really not a big deal? I wonder if there is any difference between chicken nuggets and tofurkey when it comes down to the amount of manipulation of the food.
Here is what I still want to learn about (if you have suggested reading, I'm open for recommendations), which is a surprisingly slow process when other things in life are, you know, sort of required activities:
- religious slaughter, specifically kosher and halal meats . . .
- corn feeding versus grass feeding farm animals
- tofu production, how do they do that?
- dairy production
- recipes involving real food
- high fructose corn syrup
- Applegate Farms, Hickman Farms
(etcetera... suddenly I'm off to work again)