Monday, August 07, 2006

How I Ruined My Own Life

Yesterday I bought a book called "A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives." When I got home I looked up an unknown ingredient in my favorite cheese. It went a little something like this:

Rennet - enzyme from the lining membranes of the stomach of suckling calves.

OMFG.

I'm thinking about going vegan.

12 Comments:

Blogger C. said...

No. Fucking. Way.

Yes, vegan...we are so there. I'm going to the PETA website right now. Wonder what my new membership will get me?

6:00 PM  
Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Here's even more info
http://www.wholefoods.com/healthinfo/rennet.html

why do I have to love cheese so much?

7:01 PM  
Blogger C. said...

Still thinking about this. Cannot get it out of my head.

This might be an example of "racing thoughts" the therapist was speaking of.

Do me a favor? Please keep your findings to yourself, when they include the words "suckling calves". Sank you veddy much.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

That information gave me an emotional scar. I love cheese too! My question is who the hell thought of harvesting an enzyme from a cow's stomach? My brain doesn't work that way.

8:53 PM  
Blogger mk99 said...

There are just things we should never know. We'll not speak of it again.

10:40 PM  
Blogger MysteryGirl said...

Does all cheese contain this???

Note to self: No cheese platters at Hullabaloo.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

I don't think all cheese has it. There's also vegetable rennet which is probably safe.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

The problem is how do you know what cheese uses the veggie rennet?

12:00 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

I think it will specify in the ingredient list if it's vegetable rennet. I've never eaten veal in my entire life, and now I find out that I've been contributing to the deaths of baby cows anyway.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Diary of a motherless daughter said...

Back from vacation and after eating mounds of cheese, I feel sick!

6:12 PM  
Blogger C. said...

Yo, can you like, get your head out of that book that is ruining your life, and blog PLEASE????

8:29 PM  
Blogger Allygator said...

Does the veggie rennet contain enzymes from the lining membranes of the stomach of suckling carrots? Better check to be sure! ;)

4:44 PM  

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