When my DB was doing his surgical rotation, he took a big ol' M.D. syringe & injected his meat b4 grilling, b4 injection was "hot" & b4 you could buy injectors everywhere. Worked great! He swore by it about a decade before it was widely done.
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan