Soyburgers laced with neurotoxins
Cory Doctorow

The search for truth goes on: yesterday morning [i.e., 4/13], I blogged a study from the Cornucopia Institute on the use of the neurotoxin hexane in production of soyburgers, which sparked a controversy n the comment thread about the science, focusing mostly on the question of whether any of the volatile hexane would still be present after the burgers made it to your shelf. For the record: I’m dubious about this objection, since in the absence of a study to the contrary, I think it makes sense to assume that the substances you put into food during production are still present at consumption. And of course, the release of hexane into the environment as part of the production of these “healthy alternatives” undermines the whole cause of improving health.

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