Casey Neistat had a couple of videos on the impossible burger, one where it was taste tested and another where he tricked his friend, Dan into trying one. My only beef is with products like Quorn which are generally very poor imitations.
From Jason Kottke's commentary, I totally agree with this statement:
I just want it to taste like a Quarter Pounder — and then high-end burgers (the ones where you can tell the difference and you eat only rarely) were made from humanely raised beef for which consumers pay an appropriate price that accurately reflects the true-cost accounting of their production. A meat burger that costs a dollar is just being paid for in other ways by someone or something else.
Particularly the last bit. I accept I am perhaps in a more privileged position where generally I'm able to afford the things I need and still have change to spare but it often baffles me that things don't cost what they should cost. Whenever we take the cheaper option then we're paying for it in quality and you'd think that food is one of those areas where that's unacceptable but clearly it's acceptable to most of us. Or perhaps most of us don't care enough about it.
I have yet to try one of these impossible burgers out but I really want to. I love eating meat but if I can get that same satisfaction from a product that isn't taking it's toll on the planet then I have no problem making the switch.
Posted 4th Apr 2019 @ 10:13
Posted 3rd Apr 2019 @ 12:13
For me, relegating apps on my phone has been enough to curb my usage of Facebook so that I now only use it on my desktop for a few minutes a week. Even moving Instagram back a page, I might check in daily, but not hourly.
Twitter is my biggest vice but I use it to follow general news and web development conversations so I feel like it's worth the time I give it.
Casey's experience is different to mine where he had to delete the apps completely and for someone who's built their brand around social media I can get why that is the case.
Posted 2nd Apr 2019 @ 15:20