Thanks for Publishing my Photo, PoPville in “Eaton DC going beef- free for the month of October 2019.” – except why not replace with a whole food plant-based option instead of an artificial, bio-engineered one?

2019.04.23 Eaton Workshop, Washington, DC USA 01608
2019.04.23 Eaton Workshop, Washington, DC USA 01608 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for including my photo in this reprint of an @EatonWorkshop press release.

As I mentioned when @FastCompany published a similar article, I have questions about how helpful this substitution is:

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, FastCompany, in Eaton DC hotel goes beef-free to help … except I’m not sure how replacement with ultra-processed, bioengineered food is helpful…

Since that time

  • The author of the fast company article and I have corresponded about this piece:

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD-1001 793
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001 793 (View on Flickr.com)
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD 2-1002 791
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD 2-1002 791 (View on Flickr.com)

What hasn’t changed

  • There are still concerns (which I share) around replacing unprocessed/minimally processed food with ultra-processed, genetically engineered forms.
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD 2-1002-763
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD 2-1002-763 (View on Flickr.com)

I’ve been asked to eat one of these food products while wearing a continuous glucose monitor to see how they impact blood sugar levels. I’ll consider it. If someone else has done this and can spare my metabolism, let me know.

  • The recommendations made in the previous post are still the same
    • Add whole-food plant-based version of food to the menu during this trial and not an artificial, genetically engineered one.

    • Look at at energy use. Is Eaton Workshop reducing its carbon footprint by investing in non-fossil-fuel sources of energy (easy to do)? I’m about to write a post on how I did this for myself and my carbon footprint. It’s far more useful if large organizations do this too.

1201 K Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanFrom a press release:”Eaton DC has announced their decision to go beef-free for the month of October 2019. The hotel has decided to make this change in response to the record-breaking fires destroying the Amazon rainforest and the eff

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