No One Applauds This Woman Because They're Too Creeped Out


SwiftLives

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Wow! Thanks for sharing. I loved that. Food marketing is fascinating - especially comparing marketing images to reality.

But I do have a sincere question - is there a way to sustain and grow the amount of food produced by switching to something other than factory farming? I feel it's kind of a necessity.
 

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But I do have a sincere question - is there a way to sustain and grow the amount of food produced by switching to something other than factory farming? I feel it's kind of a necessity.
We've made headway in finding ways to grow muscle and skin tissue in labs. If we can perfect the process, we could, in theory, provide as much meat as the public wants without having to rely on factory farms.
 
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We've made headway in finding ways to grow muscle and skin tissue in labs. If we can perfect the process, we could, in theory, provide as much meat as the public wants without having to rely on factory farms.
Between now and making a 350k$ burger less than 1$ to make, what do we do?
 

Technarchy

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Most people are poor and don't give a ****.

They walk into Walmart, they find they cheapest bag of chicken to feed the most amount of people for the longest period of time possible.

That's the reality.

You know why McDonalds does so well, because ultimately it is palatable to a wide range of people at the price they are comfortable with. If it tasted like unwashed goat ass to a wide range of people no amount of marketing is going to help.

Marketers just have an inflated sense of self worth.
 

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Wow! Thanks for sharing. I loved that. Food marketing is fascinating - especially comparing marketing images to reality.

But I do have a sincere question - is there a way to sustain and grow the amount of food produced by switching to something other than factory farming? I feel it's kind of a necessity.
Bingo!!! Which is also why the majority of food products labeled Organic is BS. No freaking way can they maintain a flow of truly organic foods to the mass population. Same goes for Halal foods.
 

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Most people are poor and don't give a ****.

They walk into Walmart, they find they cheapest bag of chicken to feed the most amount of people for the longest period of time possible.

That's the reality.

You know why McDonalds does so well, because ultimately it is palatable to a wide range of people at the price they are comfortable with. If it tasted like unwashed goat ass to a wide range of people no amount of marketing is going to help.

Marketers just have an inflated sense of self worth.
Yep, quite honestly I believe McDonalds can stop all marketing today and it wouldn't have much effect on their business at all.
 

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The chicken segment from We Feed the World (in German, with French subtitles, but it prettymuch speaks for itself in images).

do not watch this if icky bothers you

Seems a bit like treating creatures with utter disrespect.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Yep, quite honestly I believe McDonalds can stop all marketing today and it wouldn't have much effect on their business at all.
The local Chinese food restaurants don't really market(I might get a flyer under my door once every 2 months) and they stay busy. They also don't even eat the same foods they serve to Americans. So yea your right about Fast Food in general. But McDonalds has to market because of other fast food competition.
 

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Wow! Thanks for sharing. I loved that. Food marketing is fascinating - especially comparing marketing images to reality.
Did that video actually have anything to do with genuine "marketing" or was it merely a carefully crafted anti-factory farming marketing scheme?
 

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Between now and making a 350k$ burger less than 1$ to make, what do we do?
The only good temporary solution would be for the public to cut back on meat consumption. But you know that has about a snowball's chance in hell of happening.

...or soy burgers. They're not bad, but hardly an equal substitute to a good beef or chicken burger.

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Did that video actually have anything to do with genuine "marketing" or was it merely a carefully crafted anti-factory farming marketing scheme?
It's very obviously the latter.
 

Technarchy

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Did that video actually have anything to do with genuine "marketing" or was it merely a carefully crafted anti-factory farming marketing scheme?
Get that vibe, did ya?

Real marketing is actually pretty fascinating. Especially when one studies the campaigns that resonate in memory and buying habits long after the campaign is over.
 

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of course we look the other way, but then SOME complain about hunters going out to get their own food their way.:rolleyes:
SOME may complain about hunters who hunt for food, but I'd say that's a pretty small minority outside of the PETA types.

Hunting for food is one thing. Hunting for sport is entirely another.

And while I am hypocritical in eating their products, I abhor the idea of factory farming. And I am most disgusted by the guys who, during their hearing after video surfaced of the extreme cruelty their companies exerted on animals, claimed the people who shot the video just had an anti-business bias.
 

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SOME may complain about hunters who hunt for food, but I'd say that's a pretty small minority outside of the PETA types.

Hunting for food is one thing. Hunting for sport is entirely another.

And while I am hypocritical in eating their products, I abhor the idea of factory farming. And I am most disgusted by the guys who, during their hearing after video surfaced of the extreme cruelty their companies exerted on animals, claimed the people who shot the video just had an anti-business bias.
We eat animals. Yes, it sucks for them, but we have an obligation to handle the process with care. Yes these animals will die and end up in our bellies, but when they are alive, there is no need to make them suffer any more than needed.

Anyone caught engaging in piglet thumping, for example, should be punched in the face. That is insane behavior as far as I am concerned.
 

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Willful ignorance, I don't think so... I know who picks the fruits and vegetables and I know how my beef/pork/chicken is raised and I don't care!

When you are ready to pay 75 dollars for a cheap cut of meat and 20 dollars for a salad then you are truly ready for change. Until then nothing will change.

Speaking of marketing, who is this lady and who is paying her for this talk? She claims she is a marketing consultant to the food industry. Well if that is the case she isn't going to get many job offers in the future.

This has animal rights organization written all over it.
 

SwiftLives

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Did that video actually have anything to do with genuine "marketing" or was it merely a carefully crafted anti-factory farming marketing scheme?
Oh - you are definitely correct about that. But it's still marketing. And it's interesting to see the different food "factions" market against each other.

Some of the marketing methods she mentioned were pretty accurate.

And the accent gave her all sorts of authenticity!
 

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The only good temporary solution would be for the public to cut back on meat consumption. But you know that has about a snowball's chance in hell of happening.

...or soy burgers. They're not bad, but hardly an equal substitute to a good beef or chicken burger.

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It's very obviously the latter.
I'd eat soy burgers if they weren't so darn expensive where I'm at.
 

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Bingo!!! Which is also why the majority of food products labeled Organic is BS. No freaking way can they maintain a flow of truly organic foods to the mass population. Same goes for Halal foods.
How do you know organic food is ********? That isn't mentioned in the video...
 

impulse462

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Willful ignorance, I don't think so... I know who picks the fruits and vegetables and I know how my beef/pork/chicken is raised and I don't care!

When you are ready to pay 75 dollars for a cheap cut of meat and 20 dollars for a salad then you are truly ready for change. Until then nothing will change.
I think it's a little of both. Some people don't want to know, but others know and just don't care enough to do anything about it. It's true though; unless people are willing to pay exorbitant amount of money for what is cheap now, nothing will change.