Taste Is Key

A man on a mission, vegetarian butcher Jaap Korteweg is motivated by three things: making quality culinary products, freeing animals from the food chain, and reducing our ecological footprint. These are all things no one can disagree with…if it weren’t for the fact that meat is so tasty. Korteweg’s goal is to show meat lovers that they won’t be missing anything if they leave it all behind. “I want to become the world’s greatest butcher.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2017/06/23/taste-key
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I am seeing A LOT of junk food in the “healthy alternative” meat substitutes. Butter, chocolate, sugar, excessive salt, white flour, oxidized oil. My goodness. Not to mention the animal products used to make the meat alternative! What about the milked cows and the poor chickens who have their eggs stolen from them?

What the wife said really takes the “tart”…“We belong to the earth”. That is a good one.

You folks can think you belong to the earth if you wish, but I belong to the Maker of the Earth. He created animals for food “I now give you everything”, and He even helped harvest fresh fish and provided meat for the multitudes.

Paul tells us not to worry about what goes into our mouths, but to be conscientious about our words that come out. Obsessing about diet is an OLD COVENANT dinosaur.

We are exponentially more valuable than animals. We are created in the image of God Almighty. God instructed us to harvest the bounty of the land and seas. That is what I have done and will continue to do. Thank-you for abstaining from meat because it keeps the prices down and gives us greater selection.

“And God blessed us and said unto us, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28

Beware of any other doctrine…they are all false.

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Pretty snarky…And petty. As you seem to argue, let each man and woman be convinced in his or her own mind.


“He created animals for food “I now give you everything”, and He even helped harvest fresh fish and provided meat for the multitudes.”

Obviously, you aren’t a believer in EGW and the Health Message regarding vegetarianism. But as I recall, aren’t you a commercial fisherman? This might have a lot to do with your views regarding promoting meat eating.


I find it curious that in the recipe given for a “vegetarian” dish, one of the ingredients is “smoked bacon strips”–hardly vegetarian! What gives?

my children used to call Loma Linda Foods as food substitutes. Gluten is a no no to many. there is an entire industry devoted to gluten free foods.

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As the article indicates, the “smoked bacon strips” (or “Gerookte Speckjes” in Dutch) and everything else created by The Vegetarian Butcher company, are meat substitutes. Several links are provided throughout the article to both the website and recipe so the reader can learn more about the meat substitutes they create.


USA= most obese nation on Earth according to this source anyway…

“And from the light given me, sugar, when largely used, is more injurious than meat.” 2 T 370

“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.” Prov 23;2

"Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. " Phil 3:19

If we had to choose ONE CRITERION that ensures LONGEVITY what would it be?

Those who eat the most FIBER live the longest!

And meat, eggs, fish, milk,poultry cheese, contain ZERO fiber.

As an aging male, subject to the kiler , prostate cancer, I take heed, when brilliant MD author , MICHAEL GREGOR in his insightful book HOW NOT TO DIE, cites milk, cheese, eggs, poultry, as being FERTILZERS for prostate cancer!

I also have discovered QUINOA, the ONLY plant food which contains ALL
the essential,amino acids!

To cook,place quinoa in copious water pot, bring to boil, turn off heat and after ten minutes, pour into colander and rinse with cold water – add to soups, salads, stews, or eat as a breakfast cereal. It has more protein than starch/carbohydrate so does not produce obesity-- the planet’s current scourge.


Sugar –
When we compare the sugar intake in Ellen White’s day with the average sugar intake of American’s today, it has increased many times.
Elevated sugar intake in the diet has a direct effect on the functioning of the Immune System and White Blood Cells in particular. The amount of Sugar intake can affect how well white blood cells function in the elevated blood glucose.
Part of the Sugar molecule is Fructose. When broken down in digestion, this Fructose is used by the Liver to produce Triglycerides. Triglycerides can be stored on our artery walls, and produce conditions same as high blood Cholesterol. Clogged arteries. Eventually reduced circulation to the Heart, the Brain, the legs in peripheral vascular disease.
During the World War and Korean war it was noticed in killed service men [some as young as 18] that plaque was already developing on heart arteries. So heart disease can begin at an early age, but not show up for 20, 30, 40 years in symptoms.

Much of what Ellen White wrote and practiced has been lost among the very good physical health-related arguments. She also saw a moral damage to those who killed animals more or less for their own pleasure—habitual taste—or to those who mistreated them in any way. “Christ died for all of creation,” she wrote, and we are to respect it. Today, we see this as a call to environmental stewardship, and many Adventists are getting back on board and joining those “secular” practitioners who have been practicing good stewardship and health all along.