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What’s a Big Blob o’ Fat With Bacteria?

Written by PETA | January 16, 2009
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Today, my love affair with Norfolk’s own Bella Pizzeria vegan pizza was solidified. As I was browsing through the morning paper and munching on my heavily soy-milked cereal, I came across this gem, which made me gag a bit.

I was already aware that cheese is a glob of coagulated goo that comes from cow’s udders (complete with all the bovine misery inherent in milk production). Apparently, it’s much, much more than that.

I’m horrified to inform you that behind the taste of this slimy, smelly concoction lies stomach lining, pesticides, and pure fat. And if that doesn’t sound bad enough, experts say that no cheese would taste quite the same without the thousands of bacteria that are in and on it. And the fat is what gives cheese its flavor! Worse? Many of the bacteria in cheese are unidentified by scientists, and nobody knows what effects they may have. If your dinner plans included mac and cheese, you may wish to reconsider. Personally, I’ll be ordering one large pizza, with extra soy cheese. To find the best soy-cheese pizza in your area, check out our Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Pizzerias.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • MBlivn says:

    Although I am in complete agreement with not using any cow products I do not understand why you would steer people towards another dangerous product such as soy. If one would actually study soy and the effects of some of its ingredients such as Phylates which inhibit the absorption of needed minerals you would not be doing it. Plus even though the finished products have been processed in such a manner to attempt to get some of these different chemicals out they are not fully successful. Sad that people give their babies soy milk. My daughters were given the only milk made for them “mother’s milk.” There are better alternatives for milk such as Almond Milk with different natural sweeteners. For cheese although I don’t have a craving for it one may look into the benefits and issues of Rice cheese. Please properly educate people on choices don’t condemn one thing for its issues while encouraging another with issues of its own. If you really want to get things right quit whining about “My need for that” and “My need for this” and just go cold turkey and eat a truly raw diet of home grown foods.

  • Katie says:

    It’s hard to find things that have a flavor favorable to the ones we have been brainwashed to like. I think with Tofu and Soy you really have to be creative or they can taste like a paint can. I bought the cream cheese in Tofutti spread it on a more robust cracker and put a couple of the Durkee onion strips on it and it was pretty tasty! Even my kids and hubby liked it and they won’t do Tofu.

  • Michele says:

    I wish there were good vegan pizza options in Ottawa Canada… I usually end up eating Pizza Hut with veggies and no cheese and when at home I have vegan “parmesan” to sprinkle on it for a bit of extra flavour but it would be nice to have other choices. Regarding this latest info about “real” cheese all I can say is EWWWW!

  • Janey says:

    I’ve been tryng to go vegan but I hate soy cheese. Only Tofutti pizza squares have a somewhat decent taste. Everything else I have tried has been revolting I say go without it.

  • felix says:

    i want Joana’s pizza

  • Joanna says:

    Personally I find soy chesse on my pizza to be SOY unnecessary. I prefer my vegan pizza on Fridays to be smothered with a rich tomatoe paste topped with roasted veggies like eggplant garlic artichoke hearts and thinly sliced butter nut squash. Sprinkle on a few pinenuts and hot red pepper and you are going to be stoked! All the better on a corn meal crust and washed down with a brew. TGIF.