24 May '11, 12pm
Interesting argument Making sustainability case for bringing back meat fillers & mystery burgers @treehugger
The Return of Fillers in Burgers? And the same argument could be made for soy, corn or other fillers in a fast foodburger. There was a time when consumers revolted on discovering that their McDonald's burger was not 100% beef. But given what we know about both the health risks of eating too much red meat , and the CO2 emissions associated with beef , maybe there is a case for marketing carefully-regulated fillers as part of a healthy, or at least healthier, meat supply? One St. Louis-based company has been touting the benefits of a "hybrid" soy/beef burger for some time now —if the conversation of my meat-loving friends is anything to go by, perhaps it's time has come.