Not everyone is pissed at Taco Bell for skimping on real meat in its taco fillings. PETA recently posted on its blog that it’s the 35 percent meat people should be upset about — not the other 65 percent, which is made up of oats, yeast, soybeans, corn starch, citric acid, and various artificial seasonings. Says PETA:
Considering how much gross stuff is often found in ground beef (saturated fat, cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics, E. coli, etc.) one would think that would be grounds for a lawsuit, not the other 65 percent. … Since Taco Bell’s “beef” is already mostly vegan, why not go all the way?
Stephen Colbert weighed in on the issue last night. His answer? If each Beefy Crunch Burrito contains only 35 percent beef, just eat three.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2011