All things being equal: taste, texture, and price: Would you choose and eat fake chicken over real chicken meat?
Nope, I think I'd pass, tsar.
Any food that looks like this, as its being processed, turns me right off. (Reminds me of those reconstituted chicken nuggets, sold at fast food outlets. yech.)
I'd also worry about the flavourings used, to mimic the chicken "taste".
Say nothing of possible preservatives & colouring agents which might be used.
I can't see any mention of those in the article.
A dry mix of soy and pea powder, carrot fiber and gluten-free flour is heated, cooled and extruded through a machine, producing a fake meat that mimics chicken
I'm with the others here who'd prefer to eat the real thing, rather than a similar, artificially produced food ... food of any sort, really.
I do think that this artificially produced "chicken" is a far better alternative to chickens reared in factories, though. Hideously cruel. (I don't buy eggs from battery hens either. Poor, miserable things.
So I think I'll stick with free range chicken (& it'd better be what it claims
to be!). If free range was not available, or became too expensive, I'd prefer not to eat chicken at all.
I've been admiring that fine looking chicken at the beginning of the article.
What a handsome creature!
Ethan Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, holds a chicken raised on his family's farm. He says childhood experience with farm animals was the inspiration for starting his company.