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#1 Old 08-06-2019, 10:14 AM
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Burger King's Impossible Burger caveat

"Vegetarians beware: Burger King’s Impossible Whopper comes with an asterisk

Despite being made with a plant-based Impossible Foods patty, Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers, which hit nationwide menus on Thursday, will be cooked in the same broiler as the chain’s beef and chicken offerings unless a customer requests otherwise."

Yeah, I'm sure they're going to clean a special grill for a customer that doesn't want his Impossible Burger fried in beef grease. Yessiree.
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#2 Old 08-06-2019, 06:44 PM
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"Vegetarians beware: Burger King’s Impossible Whopper comes with an asterisk

Despite being made with a plant-based Impossible Foods patty, Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers, which hit nationwide menus on Thursday, will be cooked in the same broiler as the chain’s beef and chicken offerings unless a customer requests otherwise."

Yeah, I'm sure they're going to clean a special grill for a customer that doesn't want his Impossible Burger fried in beef grease. Yessiree.



We vegetarians aren't really the primary consumers of plant-based burgers. According to Impossible Foods (makers of the Impossible Burger), about 95% of people who order plant-based burgers are omnivores: https://www.self.com/story/impossibl...er-beyond-meat . This is a good thing - we want people to eat less meat and more plants.
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#3 Old 08-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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Most restaurants that offer vegan options probably don't use vegan/vegetarian dedicated cookware, or clean their surfaces every time, and never have. If vegans start asking for that, they may be less likely to serve vegan options and it'd be a significant net loss, for animals. Restaurant managers may give up trying, with a disgust for "fussy vegans".

The Impossible Burger is a major step in the right direction, but in my opinion, because it was tested on rats, which were later killed and their remains studied, it's not quite vegan enough for me. It may be a good option for omnivores trying to be more humane, or vegans who are more "pragmatic". I'm trying to see the half-full glass in it, even though I chose to abstain myself.
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#4 Old 08-16-2019, 06:15 AM
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Excellent comments, James.

And FWIW, I've tried that Impossible Burger (not at BK) and found it inedible. There are better veggie burgers out there. But if it gets people to eat fewer animals, it likely makes them think. And thinking often leads to becoming veg*n.
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GMO MSG burger fried in beef grease is disgusting concept having no redeeming value for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
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GMO MSG burger fried in beef grease is disgusting concept having no redeeming value for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

The Impossible Burger does contain GMO soy, but it doesn't contain any MSG (monosodium glutamate): https://faq.impossiblefoods.com/hc/e...e-ingredients-


The Impossible Burger contains no animal flesh. If people choose to eat a non-meat burger (albeit with some incidental beef grease) instead of a meat burger (which is 100% beef flesh and grease), isn't this an improvement?
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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