As editor of Meat Packing Journal you’d think I’d have a very negative view of Beyond Meat. However, while in San Diego recently I tried one and I have to admit it’s not bad. If I had a choice between it and a burger from Harris Ranch, Beyond Meat would lose. However, between a McDonald’s burger and a Beyond Meat, I’d take the Beyond Meat any day. My only concern is it, like some other vegan products designed to tempt meat eaters, the fat content is very high — which is why Beyond Meat tastes good. Although I’m about pro-meat as one can be, I suspect strongly that in 100 years people will look back and seemed shocked that we used to raise, kill, and eat animals. Giving us meat eaters products like Beyond Meat is a step in making this happen.