That neurotoxin’s hexane, a chemical used to pull the fat out of soybeans to make the end products seem healthier to the would-be vegetarian. Unfortunately, hexane’s also considered an air pollutant and neurotoxin by the EPA. Yet a chemical process involving hexane is used to create many popular veggie burger brands, like Gardenburger, Boca Burger, and Morningstar!
The Cornucopia Institute’s study points out yet another reason to eat organic. All organic veggie burgers are hexane-free, though burgers labeled “made with organic ingredients” may still contain non-organic ingredients that contain hexane. Of course, you can avoid both hexane and headaches worrying about the hexane issue by making your own veggie burgers. They’re surprisingly easy to cook up!