May 15, 2002

Get ready to eat fungus

Get ready to eat fungus Yesterday I heard about "Quorn" for the first time. It's an edible non-meat substance that comprises some new vegetarian "nuggets." (Why do marketers think that "nuggets" is an appetizing term?)

Aparently, mushroom growers are upset that the Quorn folks are insunuating that there are similarities between Quorn and shrooms. They're afraid of some sort of fungus backlash is people don't like Quorn, or it makes them sick. Speaking of that:

"Dr. Jacobson said that Quorn should not be on the market "until the company can show that it does not cause vomiting and diarrhea."

Hard to disagree with that, eh? Where can I get some Olestra-fried Quorn chips?

NYT: What's in Those Nuggets? Meat Substitute Stirs Debate

Posted by James at May 15, 2002 12:19 PM
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