(Click on Meat Glue??? to watch the video) Meat GLUE????
I came across this on Facebook and decided that I would critique it for this weeks assignment. This is not a vegan item, but more of a reason as to why I am choosing to eat a vegan/plant based diet. Meat glue is a real thing, a real additive that is used in the processing of certain meat products and some restaurants may be using it to combine less desirable cuts of meat to “create” the more expensive cuts.
The biggest goal I have for blogging about my vegan journey is to share information that I come across. People have a right to know what they are consuming and to understand all that is really part of their food.
Story = 8
Sense of Audience = 7
Research = 8
Overall I think this was an effect, informative digital story. I Give it a 8 for it’s story. It brings to light a process that many are probably not aware of. There are uses for meat glue, processed formed ‘chicken nuggets’ and case-less sausages. Though the thought of gluing meat is still disturbing to me, there are uses for this product however, people should be informed about a meat product that has been glued together. There are so many things that happen behind the scenes in the food industry, little stories like these help people to learn about them.
The sense of audience is identified, I would give it a 7. The person that created this video, wants to get this information out to the public. He made the video to show what meat glue does and how it can be used. He is not an advocate of the product, but wants the public to be informed as to what they could be eating.
I feel like he did his homework when finding out the legitimate uses for meat glue, so I’m giving it an 8. These uses are still gross in my opinion, but valid. He also identifies not so legitimate uses, which the public should be aware of. Formed processed meat products generally are labeled as using meat glue, but some restaurants aren’t disclosing their use of meat glue. Information is powerful.
total critique score: 23