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If this is really interesting enough to discuss on HN, the story should link directly here, not to the blogspammed version on Care2.

The actual Impossible Foods response is savage and sort of entertaining. I'm not a fan of Impossible but my respect for them went up a notch after reading this.


> I'm not a fan of Impossible

Do you have anything written up on why? I haven't heard anyone say that yet.


I'm not that poster but I am not a fan of Impossible Burgers because they're weird vegetable patties. That said you can eat what you want, but I agree that this company won me over today, politically at least. I doubt I'll try their burger.


I haven't tried it yet.

What's weird about their patty?

And what's stopping you from trying?


It's an uncanny valley of food. It tries so hard to simulate meat that it emphasizes its fakeness. Personally I prefer a simple vegetable patty that's not trying to be what it is not.


I thought all veggie patties to date have fallen into the "uncanny valley of food," whereas the Impossible patty is intended (and purported) to cross it entirely.

People eat too much meat. The closer meat alternatives taste to actual meat, the more people will switch. So I strongly support innovation in this space.


The best I’ve had are nut cutlets or nut burgers. Stuff based on chickpeas can be great, basically a falafel burger. Falafels are awesome. There used to be a cafe on Charing Cross Road in London that did great vegetable fritter, served in a pita bread with salad, hummus and chillis.

Those are all fine foods, for me it’s not that veggie alternatives to meat don’t exits. They do and some of them are fantastic. It’s about variety. Giving up meat fur me would be a bit like giving up all nut cutlet/falafel type stuff and all other meat except chicken. I’ve not tried these new faux meat burgers, but will when so get the chance.


At the end of dismantling the original claims:

> MAA calls itself as a non-profit, but make no mistake: This outfit is a supplement-pushing e-commerce company that collects and sells consumer data. By MAA’s own admission, it gets a commission on sales of supplements from other affiliates -- and none of the bogus products it pushes have been evaluated or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or any other governmental authority.


Yeah the ctfassets.net PDF should be the post's link.

Awesome response by IF. (Also, their burgers are pretty damn good; enough to make it way, way easier to do the right thing.)


Thanks. We've changed the URL to that from https://www.care2.com/causes/impossible-foods-responds-to-gl... (which is a banned site on HN incidentally).





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