I started writing this after reading two other posts which also talk about our animal proteins. I promise I won’t make you feel guilty about eating meat, or how this type of protein ends up on our plates. There is great news (if you are either a vegan, or vegetarian… I’m sorry), but it is bad news for us omnivores, or carnivores (no judging). If you often go to places like McDonald’s, Subway, Tim Hortons, A&W, Wendy’s, chances are you are not eating 100% meat, or precisely, CHICKEN.
Alright! We all might have heard that chicken breasts are the best kind of cut because of this and that, correct? Ignore the fact that a recent study disapproves of those for the moment. Anyway, an investigation by CBC Marketplace, you know, the place which after watching all episodes you may not want to eat anything anymore, had tested (tubes and stuff) some popular chicken sandwiches and wraps from the chains I’ve listed above and found out NONE of those contains ONLY chicken (Note from Marketplace: the tests were on meat sample alone, without sauces or condiments).
The results, except two products from Subway, averagely range from 84.9 to 89.4 percent chicken DNA with A&W topped the chart. In the case of Subway, it is both shocking and disappointing; so much that the testers had to do the second round to be sure. One product scores 53.6 percent chicken and the other scores only 42.8. Guess what mostly makes up the rest of those products? Bingo, SOY.
You can read the full article here.
This surely nauseates me. Not that I am against soy products or anything. In a matter of fact, I eat tofu a lot, the real one, not the dessert ones or the spread ones (!?). The problem is if I want to eat tofu, tempeh, or any soy-based food, I can drag myself to that Copper Branch on Ste. Catherine.
It rings a(nother) bell in me of what the heck we are eating, unlike the people in Atwood’s world where the majority of the population know/knew they are/were eating soy anyway.