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.


I'm thinking about going vegan.


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

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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