Real meat is green

Wandering recently through an arcade popular with the green smoothie set, I saw a sign boasting "Plant-Based Meat."

Someone should advise those nutritional dunderheads that all real meat is plant-based.  Real beef and lamb are built from live plants like grasses, lucerne, and mulga, plus salt, minerals, and clay.  The best chicken is built mostly on seeds and shoots of wheat, corn, and grasses plus a few worms, insects, and gizzard-grit.  When I was a kid, our bacon was built by porkers from pollard, whey, and vegetable scraps.

Cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, bison, rabbits, turkeys, and kangaroos have a long history of providing meat for our ancestral hunters and farmers.  In tough times, the gatherers and gardeners collected and cultivated survival foods like wild onions, seasonal fruit, cabbages, tubers, and grass seeds.  There was always a celebratory feast when the hunters returned with high-nutrition meat.

Fake "meat" is usually made from denatured soybeans, peas, and wheat, all grown using diesel fuel for cultivation, planting, harvesting, and transport — a huge carbon footprint.  Then they add meat glue, binders, and fillers to hold it together and artificial flavoring and coloring to make it look and taste right.  It is not natural, not green, and less healthy than the worst feed-lot meat.

Sustainable plant-based meat is made when cattle, sheep, goats, camels, deer, and pigs graze natural free-range pasture, which gathers solar energy via their green-leaf solar collectors.  These grazing animals harvest plants without using diesel, and they also spread valuable plant fertilizer onto the ground and into the air.

Real meat is greener and healthier than any fake "meat" manufactured by green alchemists.

Interesting Reading:
Do We Really Need Fake Meat:
https://theconsciousfarmer.com.au/do-we-really-need-fake-meat/

All Sheep are Green:
http://www.damaras.com/newsletters/200805.pdf

The Battle for our Livestock:
https://clexit.net/2016/11/04/grasslands/