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make a big difference for yourself, animals, and the Earth through simple day-to-day choices.Wed, 04 May 2016 18:36:47 +0000hourly1By: Kim
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:57:34 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11458No vegan should be criticized for eating faux meat products. The vegan lifestyle is chosen for ethical reasons. The time is drawing near when a steak will be grown in a petrie dish, without harming a single animal or polluting the environment. Will vegans be chastized for consuming that? If the vegan lifestyle is truly an ethical choice based on compassion toward animals, then there is no contradiction when you consume faux meat.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:15:01 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11444Why try to replicate the tastes and textures of meat? Because some of us believe in going meat free for ethical reasons but would starve to death if we had to live on plants “as they come” – I’m having a hard time giving it up – more the cheese than the meat as someone else said. I’m a picky eater and if putting it in a shape and giving it the flavor of meat helps me enjoy what I’m eating than I say why not? Heck – I was criticized for eating meat at all by a lot of vegans, now I’m being criticized for how I go without. If you want to encourage folks to go meatless, than for heavens sake don’t insinuate that they are “wrong” for hiding the veggies in a meat like way!!!
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 08:21:06 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11358I’ll eat my faux meat and be proud that I’m not contributing to the pain and suffering of animals. Alienating people doesn’t accomplish anything positive.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:03:54 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11353There are some who are vegan/vegetarian but still like the flavors of meat/cheese, (cheese was the hardest for me to give up).
I personally started a vegan diet not because I don’t like the flavor of meat,
but because I don’t agree with how we raise and slaugther the poor beast.
The faux meat products help me to do what I think is right. Though I also enjoy chickpeas and tofu without processing them into patties.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:18:05 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11339I can see the point about eating foods for what they are, but if you are trying to convert people who may miss certain flavors or textures initially, the faux products may be just what is needed to win them over!
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:54:57 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11333I agree with you, Elaine. There’s no better feeling than eating a whole-foods, plant based diet. Even though I’ve been vegan for about 20 years, I’ve never felt better. I’ve been eating only whole- and plant-based foods for over 18 months. Who knew healthy could be this awesome. I could never go back.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:13:03 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11330i hate all this faux stuff. Why be vegan if you are trying to emulate the tastes of meateaters. Forget forging meat out of chickpeas and tofu. Eat the food as it is without trying to copy the meat flavours. Be a true vegan not a faux vegan.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:09:16 +0000http://prime.peta.org/?p=8317#comment-11331Looking forward to trying the first one this weekend. Though I’m less sure about the second, they both sound like tasty ways to introduce folks to good vegan food.