Soy Protein Used in “Natural” Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane

‘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.’

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One Response to “Soy Protein Used in “Natural” Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane”

  1. justinross83 Says:

    It’s just like a drop…

    We’re not talking much here. Just a drop; a drop of gasoline with every meal. Who hasn’t gotten their hands dirty at the gas station and grabbed a potato chip before washing?

    You know it’s happened before

    I was asked by our political director Alexis to write an article covering the current media hooplah about a simple hydrocarbon called hexane.

    here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18565.cfm

    As a by-product of every petroleum refinery on earth, there is a lot of cheap hexane out there and when you consider how efficient this alkane can be, the idea of just dumping it off the shores of Somalia seems so wasteful. For a while we used hexane as a cleaning agent for removing grease in the printing industry as well as a solvent for rubber cement, but since print media is dead and I’m a little too old to still be sniffing glue, hexane needs another gig. Free showers for the homeless? Clean our bullets for a second go? Glue the streets of Detroit to prevent emigration?

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