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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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  • Noobcake Crystal... 2012/07/31 01:43:56
    Noobcake
    Scary. :/
  • aneed2know 2012/07/30 10:09:19
    Yes
    aneed2know
    +1
    Most Americans dont care what they eat, make it cheap and semi-healthy and we will eat it.
  • Ben 2012/07/30 09:56:06 (edited)
    Yes
    Ben
    +4
    I'm sure that some of what we eat is made out of far worse stuff than this!
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/07/30 09:30:59
    Yes
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Why not?
  • Franklin 2012/07/30 09:28:09
    Yes
    Franklin
    +1
    just make corn chips out of it and no one will know or care - its just smashed corn with part of the starch and sugar removed ...pretty much the same thing we make corn products out off anyway.
  • Vieuphoria 2012/07/30 09:06:57
    Yes
    Vieuphoria
    +1
    Deceptive question.

    It's not "animal food"... we are all animals and eat similar food. All food is food. If something is healthy for humans, why are we turning our noses up at it?
  • Shonny 2012/07/30 08:04:49
    Yes
    Shonny
    I would think it would be nutritious, we're too fat anyway.
  • Playerazzi 2012/07/30 07:18:54
    Yes
    Playerazzi
    Heh, heh, you may not know it, but you already do!
  • Noobcake 2012/07/30 07:06:58 (edited)
    Yes
    Noobcake
    +1
    If it has health benefits enough to overcome a less than mouth-watering flavour and it can be 'disguised' in food, why not?? There aren't any natural foods that are eaten exclusively by humans so the mere fact that animals eat it shouldn't put you off. It's grain, not raw zebra flesh still on the bone.

    EDIT: To all you naysayers, READ THE DAMN ARTICLE. It is obvious that a lot of you did not bother.
  • Lolita666 Noobcake 2012/07/30 07:28:57
    Lolita666
    +1
    I agree with you. Most of these people probably haven't read the article and just said no as soon as they saw "eat" and "animal feed" in the question.
  • unicorn_lady1 2012/07/30 06:31:26
  • strawberry 2012/07/30 05:54:18
    No
    strawberry
    +1
    Who knows what they feed the animals.?
  • Noobcake strawberry 2012/07/30 07:09:39
    Noobcake
    +3

    You'd know if you read the article.
  • Redneck strawberry 2012/07/30 12:31:36
    Redneck
    animals eat the same stuff we do, but it usually has more salt added to it
  • mikeeonly 2012/07/30 05:32:00
    Yes
    mikeeonly
    I'm sure we do everyday, with all of the fillers in the ingredients in our foods
  • Lolita666 2012/07/30 05:27:19
    Yes
    Lolita666
    +2
    "Protein-packed and full of fibre". Sounds ok. Vegetables and grains are also fed to animals and humans eat it so I don't understand why they can't get over the fact it's fed to farm animals.
  • Pele Emerging 2012/07/30 05:21:33
    Yes
    Pele Emerging
    I do: It's called meat!
  • say what? 2012/07/30 05:10:34
    Yes
    say what?
    sure
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/30 05:05:02
    Yes
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +1
    It's only "animal feed" because someone says it is. We all can eat grass/grain products perfectly well -- it's how they're processed and prepared that matters.

    I'd prefer grass/grain to animal parts -- if some parts weren't fit for human consumption in the first place (I don't know what that standard is), then the standard shouldn't be lowered.

    I realize food companies have to list ingredients, but I'm sure they'll come up with a way to make DDG look ok. And if small amounts don't taste bad, fine.
  • keelan 2012/07/30 04:47:45
    No
    keelan
    but we do eat animals :D
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/07/30 04:46:39
    No
    Your Favorite Nerd
    It's probably in McDonald's food...
  • Cheyenna Nicole 2012/07/30 04:41:01
    Yes
    Cheyenna Nicole
    Why Not? YOLO Lol
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/07/30 04:29:57
    Yes
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    It's like mash left over from beer making. Fermented grain like miso is fermented legume.
  • JCLadybug 2012/07/30 04:21:04
    Yes
    JCLadybug
    +1
    I would try it at the very least. If I don't like how it tastes at all then I wouldn't buy it. However, if it tastes okay I don't see the issue.
  • C4TSMILEY 2012/07/30 04:18:59
    No
    C4TSMILEY
    +2
    WTF why would I do that? It's called animal feed, not byproduct human food we'll feed to animals. Seriously.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/07/30 04:18:04
    No
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    "Prairie Burritos"? Why would I eat "Animal Feed"? Plenty of good fresh nutritious food available where I live.
  • L1 2012/07/30 04:16:02
    No
    L1
    +1
    Nope.....
  • Kyle 2012/07/30 04:14:04
    No
    Kyle
    +1
    that dont sound to appetizing at all
  • I<3Edward 2012/07/30 04:05:16
    No
    I<3Edward
    i think most of the processed foods are like animal feed....you know those things (cereals & crackers) that fatten us up just like the cows and pigs...yum.
  • Shawna 2012/07/30 04:04:53
    Yes
    Shawna
    +1
    Animal feed is food. Grains, vegetables and meat are all animal feed and human animals eat them too.
  • The Winter Sodahead 2012/07/30 04:04:39
    Yes
    The Winter Sodahead
    +1
    It's probably already in McDonald's food.
  • LunarRain 2012/07/30 04:03:43
    Yes
    LunarRain
    Doesn't look gross
  • Red Pixy 2012/07/30 04:03:06
    No
    Red Pixy
    +1
    how can i eat something i know it made from animal feed!!
  • Wulfdane 2012/07/30 04:00:35 (edited)
    No
    Wulfdane
    +1
    I rather have a nice juicy steak.
  • horselo... Wulfdane 2012/07/30 04:02:46
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/07/30 04:00:18
    No
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +1
    Not unless I was famished & had no other choice.
  • MO.gal 2012/07/30 03:49:16
    No
    MO.gal
    No way! Some animal food also has waste products in it from animals that were slaughtered for consumption.
  • Lolita666 MO.gal 2012/07/30 05:13:14
    Lolita666
    +2
    Obviously if this was served in human food it would be clean and fresh. It wouldn't be taken from an animals food bowl with faeces and other waste.
  • MO.gal Lolita666 2012/07/31 01:12:44
    MO.gal
    So, you can eat it! I didn't say it had feces in it, but it does have parts not used for human consumption. When an animal is slaughtered for human food, parts of it are discarded such as intestines and other things. These parts are put in animal feed.
  • Lolita666 MO.gal 2012/07/31 01:23:55

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