United Poultry Concers
9 June 2010
TIME FOR FAKE CHICKEN

The current Monday, June 14 edition of Time Magazine has an article on page 97 by John Cloud titled “Creating Chicken Without the Egg.” The online version is titled “Tastes Like Chicken: The Quest for Fake Meat.”

Opening paragraph:

"The desire to eat meat has posed an ethical question ever since humans achieved reliable crop production: Do we really need to kill animals to live? Today, the hunger for meat is also contributing to the climate-change catastrophe. The gases from all those chickens and pigs and cows, and from the manure lagoons that big farms create, are playing a part in global warming. So the idea of fake meat has never been more alluring. What if you could cut into a juicy chicken breast that wasn't chicken at all but rather some indistinguishable imitation made harmlessly from plant life?"

To read this article and watch the video “Turning Powder into Poultry” linked to the article: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1993883-2,00.html

To write a short letter of appreciation to Time Magazine: letters@time.com

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor.

For information about the harmful effects of chicken production on the environment, see Intensive Poultry Production -- Fouling the Environment: http://www.upc-online.org/fouling.html.

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