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Old 06-21-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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I recently saw a commercial in which sheep, cows, and chickens were dancing around joyfully. The voiceover said something along the lines of, "If you're counting carbs, now there's more to eat than just meat!" and stated how thrilled animals would be if you cut down on meat.
I got all excited, because I thought the ad would be for Gardenburgers or Morningstar Farms (seeing as they've all jumped on the "carb" bandwagon now )
The ad was for YOPLAIT. It doesn't even make any sense, since yogurt is far from a replacement for meat. (Who's going to eat yogurt and a potato when they'd normally eat steak?) The only good thing about it is that it reminds people that meat comes from animals, animals don't want to be eaten, and the low-carb fad means more animals are being killed.
Now, whether animals would be thrilled about a product that contains both milk and gelatin is up for debate!
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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I've seen this disturbing commercial too. I, like you, was excited. You are right though - - atleast it makes people look at meat for what it is *ANIMALS*.
Have you seen the billboards for Chick-Fil-A? It shows cow statues painting over the billboard things like *eat more chicken*. Sad.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Yes! I have seen those billboards when driving through some southern areas.

Burger King also had the audacity to do a promotion with the vegetarian-friendly movie Chicken Run, telling kids to eat more beef to "save the chickens".
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Old 06-21-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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ahh well atleast burgerking has veggie burgers though... and there dang good in my opinion
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:33 AM   #5
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I know! At the grocery store I work at, in the meat part, they have a catoon of a happy chicken and it says "Chester the chicken says: eat Alberta beef!", I'km like "Oh yes. I'm sure the chicken WANTS you to slice up and eat his farmyard friends..."
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My mom got a flag for Thanksgiving which shows a turkey holding a sign that says, "Eat More Corn!"
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we should all eat more corn! for easter my grandma, even though she's always getting after me for not eating meat, made a potato thing that was GOOOOd i could've eaten ir forever.. i should ask her to make it again. also my parents who are against me being a vegeterian always set some food aside before they add the meat (stews/soups, beans, spaghetti sauce, etc..)
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What is it with the low carb fad?
The past several Vegetarian Times magazines have had low-carb articles and recipies.
If only the emphasis would return to WHOLE GRAIN carbs (slower to digest, less insulin stress ), then, yeah, the refined carb limitation would make sense.
But avoiding an apple and eating a steak the size of your head is hardly a "diet," as in weight loss regime, choice.

For a really funny take on Atkis, see the Fatkins Diet cartoon at
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This is Foamy the Squirrel, who is a hero in my office.
He *will* offend plenty of people, ad the language is raw, so us headphones in public space.

As for Yoplait, many veggies use yogurt in the stepping-down process. I use White Mountain yogurt which is thin and has no gelatine (but still dairy), and it IS good on a baked potato! It's the best for raita, too. Comes in a glass jar.
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:29 PM   #9
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This morning, consigned to the bowells of third of shift at a TV station, I finally saw a beef commercial I liked. It was in the show AG Day (hey, I got paid to watch it) and had the calves playing in a pasture and showed the steaks packaged in the meat section of a grocery store. It wasn't intentional but it really showed the reality of the situation, especially when they kept refering to these calves as 'investment' and 'commodities'. Really showed where the concern lay.

As for chickens worrying about eat their barnyard friends though, chickens lack compassion (and most of a brain.) More than once I've seen them resort to cannabilism when one of their own get's injured. I guess the point is don't be a chicken!
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I don't think yogart has gelatin in it, or at least it does'nt have to.
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