So in case you aren't aware Impossible Burger released a product that "bleeds" like meat, and actually taste quite similar to meat. IMO, it's the only real burger substitute out there. I know PETA and some vegans aren't fans though: "Impossible Foods, the maker of the Impossible Burger, decided voluntarily to test one of its burger ingredients—soy leghemoglobin—by feeding it to a total of 188 rats in three separate tests, killing them, and cutting them up, none of which it has ever been required to do in order to market its products." And here's Impossible Burger's CEO's response. >We designed the study rigorously so that it would never have to be done again. We used the minimum number of rats necessary for statistically valid results. Before conducting our rat test, we carefully screened testing companies and selected the one with the most humane practices. We sought advice from many sources to make sure we chose the testing lab with the best record for humane practices and carefully specified the most humane handling, testing and housing practices available without compromising the test. IDK, as the only good meat-substitute out there, I think this product will be incredibly important in the years to come and have a huge net positive effect. Yes it's unfortunate that 188 rats had to give up their lives, but I just don't understand the argument as years goes on and the positives of this product is shown. >Unfortunately, every new food ingredient for which a company receives a “no questions” letter will have gone through animal tests — there are no exceptions of which we’re aware. So the list of new food ingredients that have already been tested on animals and that pretty much everyone consumes is long and includes canola protein isolate, rice protein, pea protein concentrate, oat protein, and hundreds of other ingredients that are common in plant-based foods. For a list of GRAS ingredients, click here. Additionally, many color additives and food additives that have not gone through the GRAS process are also tested on animals. Thoughts?