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(Daily Mail)   US firm develops artificial egg for use in everything from cakes to mayonnaise. That's going to be hard to beat   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 83
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2014-02-18 08:35:31 AM

MyRandomName: Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.


Conservatives are sure to be confused. It's science based and subverts God's will as creator, but it uses bootstrappy capitalism.

/Hurr
 
2014-02-18 06:51:31 PM
:::applause:::
 
2014-02-18 07:58:51 PM

Bunny Deville: :::applause:::


Quit egging him on
 
2014-02-18 07:58:55 PM
Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?
 
2014-02-18 07:59:31 PM
Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.
 
2014-02-18 07:59:41 PM
Eggzackly
 
2014-02-18 08:00:29 PM
Best get cracking
 
2014-02-18 08:00:47 PM
This is not a yoke
 
2014-02-18 08:01:11 PM
....in my best Vincent Price voice......

"Eggcellent!"
 
2014-02-18 08:02:36 PM

exparrot: Bunny Deville: :::applause:::

Quit egging him on


You know, Subby was coming out of his shell. Then you had to crack some stupid yolk at his expense.

/I'm just here to pimp my new albumen--"Lookin' Ass Eggo"
 
2014-02-18 08:03:52 PM
At least we know which came first:

www.chuckthechicken.ca
 
2014-02-18 08:06:09 PM

MyRandomName: Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.


Where does it say it is GMO? I'm not taking a side cause I ate eggs 2 hours ago but it just sounds like they came up with a recipe not some mutant egg plant (Pun intended). Though I do think it is a stupid thing for developing countries where they can just get eggs from a chicken that eats shiat off the ground and bugs.
 
2014-02-18 08:08:23 PM
Is it made out of that Yoga Mat ingredient I keep hearing so much about?
 
2014-02-18 08:09:58 PM
I guess it's kind of cool, but I had ostrich eggs with goat cheese with breakfast yesterday, i dare them to duplicate that awesome flavor.
 
2014-02-18 08:11:56 PM

meat0918: Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?


That's the whole point.
 
2014-02-18 08:13:45 PM
Cannot wait for my first mayonnegg.
 
2014-02-18 08:13:51 PM

anfrind: meat0918: Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?

That's the whole point.


Yes, but they often fail to be cheaper and less polluting.
 
2014-02-18 08:15:04 PM
Yes but does this new egg-type protein delivery system fit more snugly into your colon?

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425529/april- 16 -2013/rollie-eggmaster
 
2014-02-18 08:17:30 PM

anfrind: meat0918: Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?

That's the whole point.


Is it?


'We want to take animals out of the equation,'
 
2014-02-18 08:17:42 PM

meat0918: anfrind: meat0918: Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?

That's the whole point.

Yes, but they often fail to be cheaper and less polluting.


Additionally, this product is aimed at food manufacturers, not end consumers if I read the article correctly.  It also does not mention anything about the environmental impacts of growing this stuff, or byproducts of production, or much beyond, "it tastes good".
 
2014-02-18 08:18:38 PM

Bootysama: MyRandomName: Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.

Where does it say it is GMO? I'm not taking a side cause I ate eggs 2 hours ago but it just sounds like they came up with a recipe not some mutant egg plant (Pun intended). Though I do think it is a stupid thing for developing countries where they can just get eggs from a chicken that eats shiat off the ground and bugs.


I think part of the intent is to get locals in developing countries to grow the plants involved in the manufacture, as a cash crop.
 
2014-02-18 08:22:50 PM
It's great that someone can advertise maltodextrin or another modified food starch as "healthy", "wholesome", & "new".
Remember, it's only unhealthy when faceless big corporations sell "processed food".
 
2014-02-18 08:22:55 PM

buckler: Bootysama: MyRandomName: Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.

Where does it say it is GMO? I'm not taking a side cause I ate eggs 2 hours ago but it just sounds like they came up with a recipe not some mutant egg plant (Pun intended). Though I do think it is a stupid thing for developing countries where they can just get eggs from a chicken that eats shiat off the ground and bugs.

I think part of the intent is to get locals in developing countries to grow the plants involved in the manufacture, as a cash crop.


If it's lucrative, First World farmers will get their governments to subsidize production and planting while placing a tariff on imports, like with sugar.
 
2014-02-18 08:25:28 PM
It's just like an egg! I'll bet. Show me the analysis of the amino acids, minerals, vitamins, etc.

And if promoted by someone from China, how do we extract the lead?
 
2014-02-18 08:26:53 PM
What product name will they give it?

Fauxvum?
N'eggs?

Any suggestions?
 
2014-02-18 08:28:35 PM
Tried a prototype about 9 months ago, tastes like an egg when cooked, after taste is kinda like a green bean but overall I'd buy it.  Expected cost should be about 1/5th of a real egg, mass production even less.  And lets hope it gets to market soon because ................... money of course.
 
2014-02-18 08:30:04 PM

ZMugg: What product name will they give it?

Fauxvum?
N'eggs?

Any suggestions?


Shambled Eggs?
 
2014-02-18 08:32:51 PM

Sudlow: Is it made out of that Yoga Mat ingredient I keep hearing so much about?


You think that's bad? You should see what is in flour and how it is often processed. Those are some scary sounding chemicals that no one thinks about.
 
2014-02-18 08:34:05 PM
From cakes to mayonnaise to Octomom?
 
2014-02-18 08:36:27 PM
I've used an egg substitute years ago. A tablespoon of water and some soya bean powder, IIRC.
 
2014-02-18 08:36:36 PM

MyRandomName: Liberals are sure to be confused. Less caged chickens.... but GMO type of food.


Huh. Y'know, I looked at that, and "politics" never entered my mind. Hell of a polarized lens you've got there...

In most things, I'm a "liberal." My reaction was "until it's cheaper than producing an actual egg, who cares?" See, it's not "liberals" you have to worry about, but "militant vegans." As the process is still more expensive than factory farms (but, apparently, cheaper than organic egg production, per their web site), the only folks who can take advantage of this are folks with money that are looking for plant-based proteins as a replacement for animal-based proteins. If the shelf stability is comparable to powdered egg, or better, then they may have a real winner for folks looking for more portable proteins.

However, good luck getting any specific information about it. Their web site doesn't actually have specifics - just a lot of "feel-good" content. I'm definitely interested in shelf-stable food, and I wouldn't mind replacing real eggs with a plant-based alternative, but I'll be damned if I eat what amounts to an experiment until I get concrete information. I'm tired of assholes pushing food substitutes - artificial sweeteners, meat substitutes, olestra - that end up harmful or worse than the problems they apparently "solve", because we're in such a rush to adopt the next big thing.
 
2014-02-18 08:36:59 PM

Sudlow: Is it made out of that Yoga Mat ingredient I keep hearing so much about?


Most likely yes.
 
2014-02-18 08:37:50 PM

solobarik: I guess it's kind of cool, but I had ostrich eggs with goat cheese with breakfast yesterday, i dare them to duplicate that awesome flavor.


upload.wikimedia.org

The cheese has no flavour, but it melts nicely.
 
2014-02-18 08:44:58 PM
Artificial egg laying device:

coloradodwarfcars.org
 
2014-02-18 08:44:59 PM
"We live in a time where the unhealthy choice is dirt cheap and convenient, and the healthy choice is pricey and inconvenient."

There is nothing unhealthy about eggs, they're actually pretty damn nutritious and good for you.
 
2014-02-18 08:47:18 PM

ZMugg: What product name will they give it?

Fauxvum?
N'eggs?

Any suggestions?


Neggers!
 
2014-02-18 08:52:18 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: ZMugg: What product name will they give it?

Fauxvum?
N'eggs?

Any suggestions?

Neggers!


Fake food that annoys you?
 
2014-02-18 08:53:32 PM
 static2.wikia.nocookie.net
While it has been established that eggs contain cholesterol, it has not yet been scientifically proven that they raise the level of serum cholesterol in the human blood stream.
 
2014-02-18 09:04:07 PM

meat0918: meat0918: anfrind: meat0918: Is it cheaper to produce and will it have less impact on the environment than conventional egg production?

That's the whole point.

Yes, but they often fail to be cheaper and less polluting.

Additionally, this product is aimed at food manufacturers, not end consumers if I read the article correctly.  It also does not mention anything about the environmental impacts of growing this stuff, or byproducts of production, or much beyond, "it tastes good".


Growing a bunch if plants that take a shiat ton of water and pesticides to do what a $10 chicken does on its own after eating crickets all day.

If they can make it cheap enough to actually be a boon to 3rd world countries, then more power to them.
 
2014-02-18 09:05:41 PM

whatdoyouexpect: From cakes to mayonnaise to Octomom?


Anal seepage has no boundaries.
 
2014-02-18 09:07:53 PM
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BACON
 
2014-02-18 09:13:04 PM
Sorry, I got distracted by another article on this page...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-18 09:13:32 PM
So a Chinese billionaire and six anonymous Fortune 500 companies are now the ones calling the shots.
If they permit this to succeed, I can't imagine how much shiat they're going to put in it to maximize profits.
Mmm, corn syrup eggs.
 
2014-02-18 09:18:22 PM

I like eggs.  You can make lots of delicious meals with them, they have protein, and they're cheap as fark.


Seriously, they're like a dime a piece.   Unless you get the ones that were given hugs and reacharounds in utero, those are like a quarter each.

 
2014-02-18 09:22:37 PM
I love regular mayo (Duke's is the best, IMO), but this is really good in its own way and they pull it off w/o eggs-

followyourheart.com

It's creamy and like a tamer version of mayo -- not Miracle Whoopy at all.


/no hate on Miracle Whoop, either
 
2014-02-18 09:27:52 PM
Never before have we been so contented.
 
2014-02-18 09:28:26 PM

CruJones: I like eggs.  You can make lots of delicious meals with them, they have protein, and they're cheap as fark.
Seriously, they're like a dime a piece.   Unless you get the ones that were given hugs and reacharounds in utero, those are like a quarter each.


$2.03 a dozen here.
/farm marketing board prices
 
2014-02-18 09:31:21 PM
Oh c'mon.  Artificial eggs have been around for decades.

img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-18 09:33:19 PM

ReapTheChaos: "We live in a time where the unhealthy choice is dirt cheap and convenient, and the healthy choice is pricey and inconvenient."

There is nothing unhealthy about eggs, they're actually pretty damn nutritious and good for you.


The healthiest eggs produced in sustainable environments are not very cheap---unless you get your own chickens, anyway. And how the chickens are raised does make a huge difference.
 
2014-02-18 09:36:46 PM
amazingasset.com

In other words, they don't have an egg replacement. They've raised some money. They're doing a bunch of marketing. They have a few products each of which can substitute for some aspect of an egg, not one that can replace the whole thing. An egg is a very complicated thing with a huge number of components all of which have an effect on flavor, mechanical properties, cooking and more. Copying the nutritional profile alone will be a challenge.

Rolling out a mayonnaise is a bullshiat publicity stunt. You need almost no egg yolk. A drop of egg yolk has quite literally enough tensioactive molecules for a couple gallons of product. You could use any number of already existing plant products including lecithin instead.

Call me back when this is real
 
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