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#1 Old 10-29-2015, 09:16 PM
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Veggie dogs contain meat?!

Apologies if this has already been posted, but I saw this article on Huffington Post yesterday and actually got nauseous while reading it. If I'm in a rush, veggie dogs can be a simple meal to whip together quickly. After reading this, I don't think I'll be buying any veggie dogs again...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0ec0a38950dc5
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#2 Old 10-29-2015, 09:52 PM
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I'm a little skeptical of those reports. It's hard to imagine a company like Lightlife, which has made nothing but vegetarian products since its founding in 1979, resorting to putting meat in its products. It doesn't make sense. I have to wonder if this "report" may be some sort of smear campaign, possibly backed by the meat industry. I took a look at Clear Lab's report on their web site. They offer virtually no details about their findings, but their site very slickly designed. They obviously have a lot of Big Money behind them. I'm not sure I trust them at all. This may just be an attempt to undermine the veggiedog trade.

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Interesting point. You might have just put my mind at ease for the night. I'll have to look more into it and do some research of my own.
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At the risk of sounding cynical, it's also possible the news outlets have been paid off to splash this story all over the media.

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Didn't they also claim human DNA was found in them? I'm also really skeptical. Capstan is right and media outlets can easily swing a story whichever way they want. I've had a few people send the article to me but I don't really believe it's true.
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Didn't they also claim human DNA was found in them? I'm also really skeptical. Capstan is right and media outlets can easily swing a story whichever way they want. I've had a few people send the article to me but I don't really believe it's true.
Human DNA, sooner or later, can be found in probably every product. Many vegetables are harvested by hand. No doubt, if you look hard enough, you'll find traces of human DNA in vegetables too. This is just fear-mongering.

I looked some more at the Clear Labs' website. They adamantly refuse to reveal their findings, while reserving the right to make recommendations about what we should buy. They openly state their agenda is to promote already well-established companies. Their principal backers are 3 venture capital corporations. This isn't science. It's manipulation.

I think it's a crime the news media publishes such unsubstantiated trash.
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See my post on the other thread about this issue:

https://www.veggieboards.com/forum/21...ml#post3812081
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Human DNA, sooner or later, can be found in probably every product. Many vegetables are harvested by hand. No doubt, if you look hard enough, you'll find traces of human DNA in vegetables too. This is just fear-mongering.

I looked some more at the Clear Labs' website. They adamantly refuse to reveal their findings, while reserving the right to make recommendations about what we should buy. They openly state their agenda is to promote already well-established companies. Their principal backers are 3 venture capital corporations. This isn't science. It's manipulation.

I think it's a crime the news media publishes such unsubstantiated trash.
I suppose we are constantly shedding skin and so they can't protect everything from entering in food production.
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Isn't it measured in PPM-parts per million? That isn't significant enough to bother me. Insect parts are bound to get into food, as well as an amount of hair and 'droppings'.

they have to temper all the animals slaughtered and disposed of due to e-coli or other bacteria scares with something that would you if you stopped eating meat
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