I’m Off Chicken

“Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have captured and sequenced tiny pieces of collagen protein from a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex. The protein fragments—seven in all—appear to most closely match amino acid sequences found in collagen of present day chickens.”

I have known about the research for a few years now. Actually. when I mentioned that scientists were trying to clone a Chicasaurus-rex,  my daughter gave me a look and immediately started tapping into her phone. Disbelief. Since then I barely ate any chicken a few months ago I saw the 3-D movie Jurassic World. Now I am off it entirely.

I can’t stomach the idea of biting into a dinosaur even if it is in the form of a chicken. Today I tried to taste a roasted chicken and it didn’t go well.  My neighbor was cooking an egg and I can still smell it. Not lovely.

I was a strict vegetairian for a few years and it is quickly moving back in that direction.  Living in the desert the fish is not real fresh. Even at the Farmer’s Market, where they sell organic, grass fed yak, beef, goat, lamb they hang up photographs of what the animals looked like before butchering. Just like the Red queen said to Alice,” You do not eat what you have been introduced to.” A picture is as good as an introduction.

Please don’t introduce me to broccoli, artichokes, avocado, spinach or yellow tomatoes, squash or edible flowers.


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