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Why does it matter to a lot of vegetarians if your veggie burger is cooked on the same grill/BBQ that meat is cooked on?<br><br><br><br>
I can understand it if you don't like the taste of meat but if you are like me and gave up meat for moral reasons but still like the taste of meat then what is the problem?<br><br><br><br>
It's not as if you are economically supporting the meat industry or anthing....
 

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that's how I feel too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Unless I think it's going to get the meat on it, or soak up the meat flavour, I'm not bothered.<br><br>
But I guess some people might think it's just gross?
 

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I wouldn't want my veggie burger being cooked anywhere near animal flesh, because it could be contaminated. I use that term loosely, and I mean that "juice" could get on it, or the nasty smell of flesh being cooked might make my veggie burger smell like it, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"> possibly. not if you had anything contagious.
 

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Well, for those people it's about more than a consumer boycott. They find the idea of consuming someone's corpse - or any minuscule portion of it - repulsive.
 

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e. coli<br><br>
salmonella<br><br>
mad cow disease<br><br>
other - fat, blood, and cholesterol drippings<br><br><br><br>
as a vegan, i feel that i do not deserve to be put at risk for the above infections or diseases and choose to further minimize my risk when it comes to the 'barbeque.'
 

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I've never had anything cooked on the same grill/in the same oil as meat that looked/smelled/tasted any different than if it had been cooked on vegetarian-only equipment. *shrug* I never thought the amount of meat you consume eating vegetarian products cooked with meat would be any more than, say, the amount of milk you consume when eating stuff that has been made on a factory line that also handles milk products.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Christopher Jon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why does it matter to a lot of vegetarians if your veggie burger is cooked on the same grill/BBQ that meat is cooked on?<br><br><br><br>
I can understand it if you don't like the taste of meat but if you are like me and gave up meat for moral reasons but still like the taste of meat then what is the problem?<br><br><br><br>
It's not as if you are economically supporting the meat industry or anthing....</div>
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They find it "gross".<br><br><br><br>
But I'm with you, I couldn't care less really. It seems wasteful to me to have employees change gloves after every sandwhich.
 

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It doesn't bother me at all. I have enough things to stress about already. It's kind of icky when I think about it but I have a don't ask don't tell policy about it.<br><br><br><br>
That being said, I personally would wash a pan at home if I cooked meat in it and then wanted to cook veggies in it. I also wash the ice cream scoop if I give my husband or kids some dairy ice cream and then scoop myself some soy ice cream even though I still consume a little dairy now and them. I'm just eccentric like that.
 

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I would consider that contaminated, since I'm a vegan for moral AND health reasons, as well as taste reasons. I think most meat tastes gross, especially beef.
 

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Cooking on same grill = veggieburger soaking up corpse juice = gross! That's how I see it, anyway. It maybe wouldn't bother a lot of new vegetarians, but if you've not eaten meat for a long time or have never eaten meat, the idea of your food being smeared with meat juice and consuming something that came from an animal's body could be a bit disgusting.<br><br><br><br>
I remember someone on here (can't remember who) describing being told to "just pick the meat off" a pizza as being like "if I crapped on your food and told you to pick it off, would you do it?".<br><br><br><br>
And as other people have mentioned, there are the health implications of undercooked meat juices at BBQs.
 

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There is a massive gross factor, now until recently I would eat food that had come into contact with meat, that is until it started making me ill, literaly the fat from meats gives me intestional upset. At least I can guess it is the fat from the meats because thats about all I chance comming into contact with.<br><br><br><br>
I will cook meat for my husband but at home cross contamination just does not happen
 

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It doesn't really bother me.<br><br><br><br>
The last time I had to deal with veggie something cooked on a grill where meat has been cooking was at a friend's house for a BBQ a couple of years ago. Like codemonkey, I have other things to worry about then the possibility of little bits of meat getting on my food. I was there for the company, anyway, and I didn't want to seem like some weird, anal vegetarian. The fact that I was able to have a veggie hot dog in the first place (which they provided) was for me something to celebrate. I didn't want them to think I was ungrateful for that (not that people who object to having their veg*an food cooked with meat are ungrateful, but you never know what omnis REALLY think of us veg*ans).<br><br><br><br>
OK, I've posted enough and I'll leave now...
 

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I don't really worry about people thinking badly of me because I find something disgusting. Most people have things they won't eat because they think it's disgusting. For example, as an omnivore working at Denny's, I thought it would be gross to cook my chicken or grilled cheese sandwich on the exact same place where liver had just been cooked. It's really the same principal for me now. My not wanting to eat a veggie burger that has meat juice and pieces on it isn't related to ethics, just as it wasn't related to ethics as an omnivore.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think it makes someone a "bad veg*n" for not caring about these things, not at all, so it's kind of odd that those who don't care look upon me and others as "weird and anal."
 

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I don't think it makes someone a "bad veg*n" for not caring about these things, not at all, so it's kind of odd that those who don't care look upon me and others as "weird and anal."</div>
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I, for one, don't. I was just curious as to whether it was motivated by ethics or whatever, and I'm glad you've explained <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (Also, yes, I sometimes worry about seeming like a bad veg*n for not caring). I find it pretty gross too, to be honest, but I just put it out of my mind because I can't be bothered to deal with more food issues than I morally feel I need to.
 

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Yeah, I can understand that. I fortunately don't find myself in those situations too often, mostly because I avoid them. I've never been someone who enjoys food-oriented gatherings, so it hasn't been too hard for me as a veg*n to get out of them except for when I am entirely comfortable with what's happening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
(Oh and I didn't think <i>everyone</i> who doesn't care thinks we're weird and anal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )
 

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Cooking on same grill = veggieburger soaking up corpse juice = gross! That's how I see it, anyway. It maybe wouldn't bother a lot of new vegetarians, but if you've not eaten meat for a long time or have never eaten meat, the idea of your food being smeared with meat juice and consuming something that came from an animal's body could be a bit disgusting.<br><br><br><br>
I remember someone on here (can't remember who) describing being told to "just pick the meat off" a pizza as being like "if I crapped on your food and told you to pick it off, would you do it?".<br><br><br><br>
And as other people have mentioned, there are the health implications of undercooked meat juices at BBQs.</div>
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I haven't eaten meat in almost 2 years and I admit that that a juicy burger still holds much appeal for me.
 

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I haven't eaten meat in almost 2 years and I admit that that a juicy burger still holds much appeal for me.</div>
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Just depends about how you feel about meat, I guess. I saw the phrase "juicy burger" and went "eww" at the thought of fluids seeping out of a piece of flesh. Some people see it as yummy food, other people see it as a piece of an animal's body. As you say, it may depend on why people decide to be vegetarian in the first place, but some people just find meat repulsive. Others don't, but that doesn't make anyone 'right' or 'wrong', it's just how they feel.
 
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