June 10, 2011

Veggie Neurotoxin What??

I am not gonna pretend like my knowledge of products containing toxic ingredients is wide, but after reading Mother Jones's article on veggie burgers, I immediately dug the veggie burgers out of my fridge and began deeply scrutinize my labels. Peep this out:

"In order to meet the demands of health-conscious consumers, manufacturers of soy-based fake meat like to make their products have as little fat as possible. The cheapest way to do this is by submerging soybeans in a bath of hexane to separate the oil from the protein. Says Cornucopia Institute senior researcher Charlotte Vallaeys, "If a non-organic product contains a soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, or texturized vegetable protein, you can be pretty sure it was made using soy beans that were made with hexane."... More worrisome still: According to the report, "Nearly every major ingredient in conventional soy-based infant formula is hexane extracted." 

To read the entire article and other interesting facts, please read Mother Jones's article Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin?

Remember, just because it says "made with organic ingredients" does not mean it is "organic"and could potentially contain a toxic ingredient. Of course, everything- including the water we drink contains some type of poison, but its smart to keep our eyes and taste buds wide open and aware!

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