Do veggie burgers contain toxic / deadly ingredients? | Hipster Runoff

Do veggie burgers contain toxic / deadly ingredients?


Just read some story about how veggie burgers are bad for you because they contain dangerous shit in them. Worried and sad. I became veggies-tarean because I wanted to be healthier, and stop eating meat. I eat between 7-10 veggie patties per week. Now I find out that veggie burgers might kill me.

A new study shows that a number of popular soy products contain trace amounts of hexane, which listed as a "hazardous air pollutant" by the EPA and is known to cause nervous system failure and skin disorders in humans. It's unclear how much hexane you need to eat before getting side effects, but do you feel lucky, veggie?

The 37-page report [PDF] says that though the use of hexane is prohibited in "organic" food processing, it's widely used in the "natural" soy industry, and even by some companies that use the wording "made with organic ingredients." Mother Jones reports that since many fake meat producers aim to have as little fat as possible in their products, they will soak soybeans in a hexane bath to separate the oil from the protein. One researcher said, "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."


I am not even sure what all of this means because I didn't take chemistry in high school, but it seems bad. I really think veggie burgers do a great job of replacing the normal hamburger you can get at Chili's, Fuddruckers, Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, Wendy's, McDonalds, Burger King, Ruby Tuesday, Sonic, Whataburger, Burgertown, Red Robin, and Johnny Rockets. Kinda bummed that I might have to start eating fatty meat again just 2 stay alive longer.

Feel sad. I am not sure if it is even possible to make your own veggie patties. Seems like it would be impossible, like modern kitchens don't have what it takes to chop up veggies and mishmash them 2gether.

I guess veggie patties are marketed to people who want to lose weight by not eating fat, so they have 2 do whatever it takes to get fat out. Not sure how the human body / dieting works, but I think ur not supposed 2 eat any fat.

Am I going 2 die 1 day?
Will veggie patties give me diabetes?
Are vegetarians 'full of shit' & they should start eating meat?
Are veggie burgers bad 4 u?
Is the organic / healthy foods industry a pyramid scheme / evil gimmick?
Will I lose weight if I only eat veggie burgers for the rest of my life?
R u a vegan?
What's the best tasting burger in the universe?