Where’s the beef? Literally

January 26th, 2011 by Daniel Leave a reply »

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Real beef isn’t necessary for meat tacos, or so Taco Bell seems to be saying.  Or denying they are saying it.  A lawsuit down in California against the fast food chain suggests that only 35% of the beef in their beef tacos is actually meat.  The remainder…yep, you got it…various chemical additives that have been processed from corn and used for nefarious purposes (to keep beef from spoiling while it is transferred around the states etc…)

Representatives from Taco Bell are of course denying that what they serve isn’t real beef.

“At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket…,” said President and Chief Concept Officer Greg Creed. “We are proud of the quality of our beef and identify all the seasoning and spice ingredients on our Website.”  HealthRelatedInfos.com

Real beef is the first in the large list of ingredients.  The list does not clarify what the percentage is nor does it mention where the beef came from.  With the standards of our industrial beef production as they are today it might be a good thing that there is very little beef in the “real beef” tacos.

I would argue that the industrial method of raising and harvestin cattle is anything but real beef.  When I was a young I tasted beef that came from my grandfather’s ranch:
cattle that were raised with respect; cattle that were fed properly and harvested quickly.  In short, real beef.

Come see how we respect our real beef at duckspoon.com.

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