Be sure to note at the end the difference between "organic" versus "with organic ingredients" on food labels. You may think your food is 'safe' when it's really not any safer than conventional foods that cost much less.
Here's the excerpt:
"The Cornucopia Institute reports that most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane -- a neurotoxin.
Makers of many soy-based burgers submerge the soybeans in hexane to separate the oil from the protein and reduce the amount of fat in the product.
If a non-organic burger contains soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, or texturized vegetable protein, it was likely made using hexane.
Veggie burgers made with hexane include:
* Amy's Kitchen
* Boca Burger, conventional
* Franklin Farms
* Garden Burger
* It’s All Good Lightlife
* Morningstar Farms
* President’s Choice
* Taste Above
* Trader Joe's
* Yves Veggie Cuisine
Alternet notes that:
“Products labeled ‘organic’ aren't allowed to contain any hexane-derived ingredients, but that rule doesn't apply to foods that are labeled ‘made with organic ingredients.’”
Alternet April 13, 2010
The Cornucopia Institute May 18, 2009 "