Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin? | Mother Jones

The presence of a neurotoxin in vegetarian food may go a long way to explaining the peculiar and occasionally highly idiosyncratic behavior of some vegetarians. Then again, maybe not :-)

Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin? | Mother Jones


Tags said...

The hexane is there to fill the void left by the missing amino acids.

I'd still eat that before I ate Smithfield or Tyson meat, though.

Aunt Messy said...

See, yet another reason to avoid phony meat or anything non-meat that's pretending to be "meatlike".

Eat your veggies. Enjoy your veggies. Let veggies LOOK like veggies. You aren't fooling yourself or anyone else by trying pretend they're anything else.

jennie said...

This caught my eye because we just discussed how to treat people who have been exposed to hexane in my EMT class.

This stuff actually is toxic - don't know how they're allowed to use it in food production.

From the MSDS data sheet fire departments require for facilities using Hexane:

Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin
contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant).

The substance may be toxic to peripheral nervous system, skin, central nervous system (CNS).
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

Rough translation: We'd take anybody who had been exposed to it to a hospital - not lunch.