Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Good News for Beef Cattle!
Ten years ago, I took this photo of this adorable little girl and her Hereford calf at the Washington County Fair. Despite my best efforts, I never could obtain the identity of the child so that I might give her family this photo or obtain a release to publish it. Recalling the obvious affection she felt for her calf (a breed bred to be slaughtered for meat), I wonder if she now celebrates the invention of "Impossible Burgers," the meatless burgers soon to be introduced by Burger King and featured in the business section of today's New York Times. My husband Denis tasted one in New York City last week and said it was incredibly delicious, tasting exactly like genuine hamburger. If this takes off, it could be great news for beef cattle, of course, but also for the planet, since cattle are a significant source of methane, a gas that plays a major role in climate change.
Here's a link to the article I read today in the New York Times: Behold the Beefless "Impossible Whopper"