to eat or not to eat... (horse)
Replies: 72 - Last Post: May 27, 2013 3:37 AM Last Post By: gawkabout
Feb 14, 2013 6:14 PM
Feb 14, 2013 10:27 PM
31I don't think that advertisement would go down to well.
As I understood it,the horsemeat was in pre packed food (like frozen lasagne and frozen burgers).
The sort of food bought (and eaten) by people who,while they obviously don't care too much about what they are eating,have extremely limited tastes at the same time......
Feb 14, 2013 11:21 PM
32Fieldgate, you / we do have the choice of organic / non organic, veg / non veg, GM or non GM. We just have to be a little wiser where and how we shop, I tipped out almost everything that had indecipherable additives and e numbers, whether good or bad if in doubt throw it out, I just got fed up of eating rubbish and that's really what it is. I didn't want to be hoodwinked and bamboozled by large conglomerates who make a killing out of destroying the health and well being of consumers.
Feb 14, 2013 11:57 PM
33I didn't want to be hoodwinked and bamboozled by large conglomerates who make a killing out of destroying the health and well being of consumers
brings this image to mind :
Feb 15, 2013 12:48 AM
Feb 15, 2013 4:06 AM
Feb 15, 2013 4:50 AM
36Donkey and marichel,
Basically, it's the same approach, although I'm more with marichel. I never buy ready made, portion, or packaged food. I've always had my suspicions as to what it may contain, and I didn't like that I couldn't control what exactly I eat. Besides, it must feel degrading when you think of yourself as being challenged in basic skills, unable to cook your own meal.
But, not all have the choice. The lasagna with mixed beef and horse meat was often served at service homes for elderly people and at schools.
Feb 15, 2013 5:50 AM
Feb 15, 2013 7:36 AM
38I suppose it's time for me to play Devil's Advocate.
1) Those of us who work 40 hours per week and have to drive a little over an hour each way need to eat pre-made lunches, I tried to eat my own food for the first week or so and found that I couldn't spare the precious minutes it took to get it together (try it yourself before you scoff).
2) You guys eat in restaurants??? I take it when you do, you don't go back to the kitchen to supervise the chef.
Mind you, I do love a nice home cooked meal but.....
Feb 15, 2013 7:37 AM
Feb 15, 2013 8:05 AM
40When it comes to horsemeat, I say neigh.
I find it interesting that so far it's only the cheaper "value" food that seems to have the horsemeat issue. It's more economically viable to use cheaper meat, so you can see the suppliers are being squeezed... but once they've safely (fraudulently) provided horsemeat on the cheap meals, why haven't they tried the same at the higher end? Is the meat for premium burgers inspected for quality, while meat for cheap meals fails to get even a cursory glance before it's thrown in with some sawdust and water?
Feb 15, 2013 8:58 AM
41sashac..I hear what you are saying,but lots of people work that much and cook as well.
Something has to give...maybe you spend less time watching tv,or reading,or going to the pub or whatever......
It doesn't take long to make an omelette..not any longer than heating up a frozen lasagne...
Or to make a sandwich...
Feb 15, 2013 9:09 AM
42I know there are those who do it but I inherited a need for more sleep from my mother and the drive is grueling. It's a lot easier and faster to throw a box in a bag than make anything. I heat up foods we've made before for dinner so I'm not only eating frozen food, btw.
And what about the restaurant part?
Feb 15, 2013 9:15 AM
43I do that too....I usually make a couple of extra large things every week (ranging from a lasagna to soup,chili,curry etc.) and that does a few meals....I'm not suggesting you are going to want to cook from scratch every single meal ;-)
On the restaurants..you are right.Could be anything in there,and there is really no way of knowing.
Feb 15, 2013 9:32 AM
44I try to eat lower calorie meals and the foods we make for dinners aren't. My husband is one of those annoying people who stay skinny no matter what. And I actually don't have the energy to make food on the weekend just for myself, I can barely get all of my dishes done, so I go with the frozen meal option. Sometimes just getting out of bed is like work, especially during the week.
Thank you for the acknowledgement on the restaurant thing. I understand the desire to eat what you want, and eat more healthy but I don't think getting fanatical about anything is good for you. Psychologically, eating out and being waited on every now and then is good for you.
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