Skip to comments.Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane
Posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:09 PM PDT by Scythian
Virtually all "protein bars" on the market today are made with soy protein. Many infant formula products are also made with soy protein, and thousands of vegetarian products (veggie burgers, veggie cheese, "natural" food bars, etc.) are made with soy protein. That soy protein is almost always described as safe and "natural" by the companies using it. But there's a dirty little secret the soy product industry doesn't want you to know: Much of the "natural" soy protein used in foods today is bathed in a toxic, explosive chemical solvent known as hexane.
To determine the true extent of this hexane contamination, NaturalNews joined forces with the Cornucopia Institute (www.Cornucopia.org) to conduct testing of hexane residues in soy meal and soy grits using FDA-approved and USDA-approved laboratories. The Cornucopia Institute performed the bulk of this effort, and NaturalNews provided funding to help cover laboratory costs.
The results proved to be worrisome: Hexane residues of 21ppm were discovered in soy meal commonly used to produce soy protein for infant formula, protein bars and vegetarian food products.
These laboratory results appear to indicate that consumers who purchase common soy products might be exposing themselves (and their children) to residues of the toxic chemical HEXANE -- a neurotoxic substance produced as a byproduct of gasoline refining.
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Whew! We needed a new crisis. The old ones are getting stale.
I dunno why that headline made me laugh out loud.
Yeah, the swine flu is so last week.
Yuck. I wonder if the Burger King veggie burger has hexane in it? I just had one for lunch.
Practically everything we eat or drink seems to be laced with chemicals, additives, solvents, pesticides, hormones, etc. Whether you are a vegetarian or meat eater you are being exposed to environmental contamination. That’s just life. Unless you raise your foodstuffs organically you don’t know what you are consuming.
I’m sure many would want to know this information and take such information seriously, if you read the article you will see this is not opinion, this is pretty serious stuff.
explosive chemical ?... that explains all that farting.
Well thank God I just have chicken, beef, pork and whey protein then .... none of the poisonous soy crap for me.
I got some “natural news” for you pal. The air you are breathing right this very instant consists of nearly 80% nitrogen which is a key ingredient in explosives and fertilizers...
And I'm supposed to PANIC over THAT???
Hmmm...I jumped on the soy bandwagon a few years ago, but soon discovered everytime I ate soy I felt ill. I just figured it didn’t agree with me. Maybe the chemical used in the soy production is what made me feel ill.
This s*cks. I need to take soy as part of my hormone replacement therapy.
I don’t doubt that it’s serious. All crisis are serious.
Well then by all means gobble down the soy, such a statement is foolish. It’s funny, take colloidal silver at 10 ppm and people will tell you how dangerous it is but hexane at 21 ppm and they scoff at it, whatever, I won’t post such stories, seems like freepers equate this to environmentalism or something.
Damn this stuff sounds like urban, field expedient, bomb making materials!
There’s nothing quite like that Olde Worlde Hexane flavor that Ma used to add to her cookies.