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Would You Eat Food Made From Animal Feed?

Food 2012/07/30 02:58:00
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Health advocates are always looking for special ingredients to make meals more nutritious. But will they be able to convince Americans to eat food made from animal feed? Yes, you read that right: animal feed.

Apparently, the stuff left over from turning corn into fuel ethanol makes a very healthy flour substitute. It’s protein-packed and full of fiber. Sounds great, right? There are just a few catches. It smells “like a saloon.” On it’s own it “tastes like coarse sawdust.” And people just can’t get over the fact that it’s most often fed to cows and pigs.

Padu Krishnan, a food scientist and professor at South Dakota State University, admits that dried distillers’ grain (or DDG) faces a “barrier of perception.” But he’s doing his best to convince people to give it a try. For nearly 20 years he’s been refining recipes and slipping small amounts of DDG into cookies, pizza dough, and bread, which he then feeds to students, friends, and family members. And according to his test subjects, when combined with other ingredients, you can hardly taste it.

Still, Jacquelynn O'Palka, chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, believes that DDG won’t go mainstream without the help of a celebrity. "You clearly would need to get a Hollywood star or a sports figure, someone really wonderful, to wolf down DDG cookies," she said.

So, what about you SodaHeads? Would you eat food made from animal feed?

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  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/07/30 12:47:06
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    +6
    I don't know why not; the feed in your picture there is just grain, and bread and other things are made with all sorts of grains.

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  • nightcrawler2005 2012/12/11 09:13:59
    Yes
    nightcrawler2005
    I do all the time its called Beef.
    The feed grain to the cow and I eat the cow. Simple
  • Rob Clary 2012/12/10 15:35:42
    Yes
    Rob Clary
    Anything that's healthy should be available to those of us who actually care about health and wellness.
    The fatties will continue to kill themselves with a knife and fork; so be it.
    To each his own...
  • Avi Rosen 2012/12/10 15:22:29
    Yes
    Avi Rosen
    Depends on the ingredients...
  • Splashstorm 2012/09/11 23:12:09
    No
    Splashstorm
    In dog and cat kibble, they use dog and cat meat...... Along with cardboard. Research what is REALLY in dog/cat food! That's why i feed raw.
  • Robin 2012/09/07 03:44:00 (edited)
    Yes
    Robin
    By all rights, according to what I have eaten in my life, I should be dead. I would imagine that I have eaten alot of things that less than appealing sounding, but SUPRISE!! So have you, only we didn't friggin' know it. LIke the 20 some spiders that crawl into our mouths when we sleep, or that giant, straight from the bowels of hell blow fly that flew into my mouth just tonight. What we don't know, doesn't hurt us. So.. Dear FDA, if you decicide to feed me chicken scratch, I would appreciate you NOT informing me in any way, shape, or form.
  • Einstein's Firecracker 2012/08/01 15:01:38
    Yes
    Einstein's Firecracker
    It's not like it's floor scrappings. Might add a nice brewwed flavor to corn fritters. corn fritters
  • KAREN JAMES 2012/07/31 22:31:37
    No
    KAREN JAMES
    Maybe, no don't think it would work out for me.
  • Dickens 2012/07/31 21:09:55
    No
    Dickens
    ..but with the relaxation of food safety regulations, we're gonna be whether we like it or not if that's what big ag wants...and none of it will be labelled, just like the genetically modified poisons they're foisting on us now without honest labelling...
  • D'no 2012/07/31 21:05:26
    Yes
    D'no
    +1
    We do all the time...it's called corn!
  • Splashs... D'no 2012/09/11 23:12:48
    Splashstorm
    In dog and cat kibble, they use dog and cat meat...... Along with cardboard. Research what is REALLY in dog/cat food! That's why i feed raw.
  • srini 2012/07/31 20:55:28
    Yes
    srini
    There are plenty of recipes for horsegram and it also is sold in Indian grocers.

    (horsegram = a pulse traditionally fed to horses)
  • J 2012/07/31 20:19:38
    Yes
    J
    I love corn, wheat and soy products, etc. Those are animal feed, by the way.
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/31 20:16:26
    Yes
    Don Leuty
    Don't you like corn, barley, wheat, oats and other cereal grains? Those are cattle feed.
  • Tommy 2012/07/31 20:07:06 (edited)
    Yes
    Tommy
    If a man is starving he will eat anything. I remember reading about a plane crash away out in frozen wilderness hundreds of miles from civilisation when the survivors resorted to cannibalism. (I mean eating the bodies of those who perished of course!)
  • john Kills 2012/07/31 20:04:13
    Yes
    john Kills
    I wouldn't even have to be starving. I'm smart enough to eat what's available before I am weakened from hunger.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/07/31 19:53:38
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    IF the end of the earth came in the form of Nuclear Armageddon, and all forms of carbon life ceased to exist in a flash - - I would eat anything I was capable of chewing up and swallowing.

    But if we are talking replacing tonight's meat-lovers Pizza... NO F-ing Way!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/31 19:30:38
    Yes
    Margaret Jacobson
    We could be eating them now ?? Iread the " list of ingrediants" at burger king (could have been any fast food place). The strawberry milkshake had no "reconizeable food ingrediants" ANYWHERE !!!! Put enough stabilizers, scent, color, proper effects etc.....AND PEOPLE WILL EAT IT !!
  • revbh 2012/07/31 18:46:48
    Yes
    revbh
    Depending, of course, on what was in it (no steroids or hormones), and what kind of quality controls were used in its manufacture. Some animal foods are marked "not for human consumption, as the processing isn't subject to the same hygenic standards as those for human food.

    People use the "spent" grains from making beer and ale to make very delicious, nutritious breads.
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2012/07/31 18:43:58
    Yes
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +1
    I'd eat the animal feed before I ate an actual animal. If it's healthier and you can't taste it when it's in other stuff I don't see the problem.
  • The Black Dagger 2012/07/31 18:36:53
    No
    The Black Dagger
  • mrs.heart attack 2012/07/31 18:36:41
    No
    mrs.heart attack
    Ewwwwwwww!
  • Daryl 2012/07/31 18:35:04
    Yes
    Daryl
    Eat animal feed instead of animals and cut-out the middle man?

    I am in!
  • Diddley Squat 2012/07/31 18:22:06
    Yes
    Diddley Squat
    Depends on how it tastes. I like veggie burgers and they're mostly soy .... so .....
  • les_gvt 2012/07/31 18:04:10
    Yes
    les_gvt
    virtually everything in animal food is human food also, just in another form
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/07/31 15:51:30
    Yes
    ★Calliope★
    +2
    Already do.
    Alfalfa (lucerne)
    Barley
    Birdsfoot trefoil
    Brassica spp.
    Kale
    Rapeseed (canola)
    Rutabaga (swede)
    Turnip
    Clover
    Alsike clover
    Red clover
    Subterranean clover
    White clover
    Grass
    Bermuda grass
    Brome
    False oat grass
    Fescue
    Heath grass
    Meadow grasses (from naturally mixed grassland swards)
    Orchard grass
    Ryegrass
    Timothy-grass
    Corn (maize)
    Millet
    Oats
    Sorghum
    Soybeans
    Trees (pollard tree shoots for "tree-hay")
    Wheat
    ----
    How many of the above do YOU regularly eat?

    Not to mention = seaweed, yeast, bran... etc etc..
  • Mog of War 2012/07/31 15:30:09
    Yes
    Mog of War
    +1
    Most people already do. The fact of the matter is most people who voted "No" probably don't know where everything in their food comes from. As it is, if it comes down to a famine we'll have to eat what's available. I have my own doubts about the product being mentioned in this article specifically, but I see nothing inherently wrong with the concept.
  • Adam 2012/07/31 15:03:09
    Yes
    Adam
    +1
    Why is this an issue? Its corn. We feed animals corn because we have a lot of it. We do in fact feed animals food. We eat corn in a million different permutations. Not eating this would be completely arbitrary.
  • Thank you but no... 2012/07/31 15:00:13
    Yes
    Thank you but no...
    We all do. If we eat animals...
  • beavith1 2012/07/31 14:26:28
    Yes
    beavith1
    we do already... whether its animal feed processed by the animal, or animal feed turned into things that we otherwise eat.
  • Mattisadoormatt 2012/07/31 12:37:46
    Yes
    Mattisadoormatt
    +1
    Anyone who says no is full of sh*t. Budweiser beer is made of the same scratch farmers give their chickens.
  • ticlo7 2012/07/31 12:22:31
    Yes
    ticlo7
    +1
    I don't mind. It's not like they're trying to make people eat animals feces as a substitute. What's the big deal?
  • Skye 2012/07/31 09:16:43
    No
    Skye
    I ate dog food when I was 9.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/07/31 08:19:06
    No
    Bibliophilic
    I would not choose to eat food derived from animal feed. I do not want to indirectly support the factory farming industry.
  • raschell97 2012/07/31 06:44:04
    Yes
    raschell97
    +1
    we eat oat meal right oat meal is also used as livestock feed
  • S. Gompers 2012/07/31 06:23:41
    Yes
    S. Gompers
    Beef pork and chicken are made from this.
  • Jesferkicks 2012/07/31 05:40:57
    Yes
    Jesferkicks
    I eat the animals, I can eat what they eat.
  • Cindy Loo Who 2012/07/31 03:12:42
    Yes
    Cindy Loo Who
    +1
    My husband actually tricked me into eating a horse treat once.
  • Scott C 2012/07/31 03:02:06
    Yes
    Scott C
    Corn and oats are fed to cattle and horses...what's the big deal??? Oh, I know I don't like eating vegetables either but we are going to eat the animals we are feeding are we not???
  • Michael S. 2012/07/31 02:29:56
    Yes
    Michael S.
    Sounds like a job for LOTS OF KETCHUP...or mustard...or hot sauce...or soy sauce...or spaghetti sauce...etc. ;)

    It wouldn't be my first choice, but I'd definitely eat it if I had to. If I REALLY had to, I'd eat almost anything.
  • Ozymandias 2012/07/31 02:16:51
    Yes
    Ozymandias
    +1
    If it was cooked into something I would like then sure.

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