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Old 05-05-20, 04:13 AM
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Show me the beef !

Wendy's takes burgers OFF the menu in some restaurants as meat shortages spread across the US leading grocery stores Costco and Kroger to warn of rationing and dwindling supply

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...shortages.html
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Old 05-05-20, 04:04 PM
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About 3 weeks ago I predicted that there was a potential for food shortages and I was called an alarmist and conspiracy theorist....and here we are few weeks later the news media is reporting exactly what I said.
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Bacon in the new toilet paper. Last Saturday I went to an indoor farmers type market. Guy ahead of me bought a stack of bacon from a Mennonite butcher that must have been about 7” tall. Lots of pork sausages too. Must explain his big gut.
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No doubt, I was called out on it also. When there's limited meat OP will start grabbing what's available. Produce, canned goods, dried goods. For every lb of meat not bought a lb or kilo of something else will be....
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Awwww, poor carnivores

Time to veg-up!
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If you're a handy do it yourself kind of person, livestock is pretty cheap right now. Ever want to try curing your own bacon? Now is your chance.
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
Awwww, poor carnivores

Time to veg-up!
“Arby’s: We don’t have the meats.”

Imagine how many people are going to be crying in their spinach salads because they can’t get their daily Baconators from Wendy’s.
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
Awwww, poor carnivores

Time to veg-up!
I've tried a very healthy vegetarian diet consisting of whole foods for a few months and after a while I started feeling like death....I need a serving of real meat regularly few times per week to feel normal,
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Try an unhealthy vegetarian diet. Easier to transition to.
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I've tried a very healthy vegetarian diet consisting of whole foods for a few months and after a while I started feeling like death....I need a serving of real meat regularly few times per week to feel normal,
I've done this for over 7 years and am stronger, lighter, tighter and faster than when I was a teen marine!

The key, that might help you, is that your cells can repair a small amount of animal protein damage, equivalent to 5% of your daily need of proteins. Soooo, a tiny bit of dairy/meat could be slipped in without overt damage. After 5%, you are rolling the dice with cancer, auto-immune issues and diabetes. Me, if I want that chewing sensation, I go with mushrooms. They even make vitamin D!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
“Arby’s: We don’t have the meats.”

Imagine how many people are going to be crying in their spinach salads because they can’t get their daily Baconators from Wendy’s.
I think there would be some actual disappointment if Shake Shack closed. (they never did, and I've corrupted several people by taking them there)


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I think there would be some actual disappointment if Shake Shack closed. (they never did, and I've corrupted several people by taking them there)


Never got that place. It was just o.k. Lots of better burger options in the big city.
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Old 05-08-20, 02:45 AM
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I anticipated a shortage of some meats weeks ago when the prices dropped. The initial price drops were due to fewer customers and spending less time in stores. Better to sell cheap than let it spoil. So I stocked up, especially on beef -- mostly cheap cuts like chuck for stew. And pork butt, which makes tasty pulled pork. I think these were around $2/lb, the cheapest I've seen in years.

But it's only logical that eventually the pandemic would affect production everywhere, leading to shortages and higher prices.

Production of some consumer goods can be automated more efficiently, so we won't see shortages everywhere. But meat still remains labor intensive. And meat packers have been under scrutiny for unsafe workplaces.

I try to eat meat about once a day, usually not much, maybe 4 oz or so. I feel better and have fewer digestive problems than with protein from dairy (not too bad, despite some lactose intolerance) and really bad from legumes. Some friends swear that going full carnivore, eating little else, has transformed their health for the better. They're pretty rational people, not given to hyperbole or woo, so I believe it worked for them. I hope they're able to maintain the diet that works best for them.

I'm pretty flexible and supplement as much as I can with whey protein, which agrees with my digestion. Whey protein is still pretty cheap and versatile. I mix it into homemade baked goods because some energy/protein bars are a bit too sweet for my taste. But dairy may become more expensive too, even whey which once was considered a waste product.
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Picked up these yesterday. Can’t wait to try them.


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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Picked up these yesterday. Can’t wait to try them.


Packed in August of 2019? Might want to hurry.
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Last night I cooked a 274g top sirloin steak that had been in my deep freezer since 2015. No noticeable off texture or flavor. Was vacuum packed with no signs of burn. In fact it was delicious. Cooked it in a cast iron skillet heated in oven.

Wife went to Trader Joes yesterday 4pm. She reported that the meat shelves were completely full. (didn't buy any) However the store was out of any kinds of pickles, mustard and hardly any cheese left. She said that there were other empty shelves, but not of stuff we were looking for.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Last night I cooked a 274g top sirloin steak that had been in my deep freezer since 2015. No noticeable off texture or flavor. Was vacuum packed with no signs of burn. In fact it was delicious. Cooked it in a cast iron skillet heated in oven.

Wife went to Trader Joes yesterday 4pm. She reported that the meat shelves were completely full. (didn't buy any) However the store was out of any kinds of pickles, mustard and hardly any cheese left. She said that there were other empty shelves, but not of stuff we were looking for.
Got it. Picture didn't seem to be of frozen meat which is what prompted the comment.
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I believe food can be stored longer in the freezer when you use a zip lock bag. The zip lock bag prevents freezer burn (dehydration and oxidation).
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Packed in August of 2019? Might want to hurry.
Means they are virus-free and aged, like a fine wine.
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I believe food can be stored longer in the freezer when you use a zip lock bag. The zip lock bag prevents freezer burn (dehydration and oxidation).
I've read that properly sealed food (meat?) might last indefinitely provided your freezer operates properly and maintains 0-10F. Reminded me of mammoths unearthed from the tundra/permafrost and they claimed the meat was edible. I'll let someone else go first on that one.
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I've read that properly sealed food (meat?) might last indefinitely provided your freezer operates properly and maintains 0-10F. Reminded me of mammoths unearthed from the tundra/permafrost and they claimed the meat was edible. I'll let someone else go first on that one.
I never tried mammoth meat. I wonder what it taste like?
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I've read that properly sealed food (meat?) might last indefinitely provided your freezer operates properly and maintains 0-10F. Reminded me of mammoths unearthed from the tundra/permafrost and they claimed the meat was edible. I'll let someone else go first on that one.
I went to the mammoth place in Hot Springs, SD, during a bike tour in the Black Hills. Cool place. Really interesting story behind it.

The camel patties are probably on Tuesday’s menu. Pompano tonight, veal chops on Sunday and chicken breasts Monday.
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I went to the mammoth place in Hot Springs, SD, during a bike tour in the Black Hills. Cool place. Really interesting story behind it.

The camel patties are probably on Tuesday’s menu. Pompano tonight, veal chops on Sunday and chicken breasts Monday.
Let us know what the camel patties taste like. I had frog legs once and it taste like chicken.
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