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mcjenzington112 karma

Isn't SOPA just back as a part of TPP now, though? Or is that not true? It's kind of hard to tell, there's so much conflicting information...

Sorry to be contrary! Thank you so much for what you do.

mcjenzington5 karma

In order to break that first barrier, you have to make it about you. Make it selfish. I went zero waste for my health. I went zero waste to save money for myself.

This is FANTASTIC, and I love you for saying it.

mcjenzington5 karma

Whoof... man, I wish you the best but, uh... you say that with remarkable confidence for someone who, I'm going to have to assume, doesn't eat meat. It's about a hell of a lot more than just taste, for one thing. Just because you can kind of fake a burger doesn't mean you're gonna be able to fake a steak, or prosciutto, or sashimi. Based on what you've said here I'm concerned you're not taking this obstacle seriously.

I don't mean to be negative, I appreciate and support what you're doing. I'm telling you this because I hope it might ultimately help you be successful in accomplishing your goals. Do not underestimate how delicious meat is. If you go into this thinking peoples' love of meat is just a masculinity thing or whatever, you are in for a very frustrating (and probably wasteful) surprise, and that would be a shame.

mcjenzington5 karma

Thank you for understanding, and I'm sorry if my tone was condescending. Also, no shade meant toward meat alternatives, I've enjoyed many of them and I'm impressed with how far they've come. Something about how we eat meat has to change, that is undeniable. I'm over here heckling from the peanut gallery; you're out there actually working on the problem, and I'm very grateful for that.

For what it's worth, I'm 100% with you on the technology approach. I guess I lean more toward lab grown meat in the hope that it can more closely replicate the texture and subtleties of animal meat, but that hope isn't really reinforced by knowledge of any kind on my part; I just suspect that without addressing those elements, getting most people to completely quit animal meat will be a real uphill battle. But I never thought we'd get as far as we have already with meat alternatives, so maybe it's me who's in for a surprise! I certainly hope so.

I hope my input was helpful, or at least not discouraging. Thank you for being willing to listen (even though I was being kinda salty) - that in its own right was very reassuring.

mcjenzington4 karma

Thank God.