The food blog world is buzzing with a story that recently broke on Mother Jones
revealing how hexane is used to produce veggie burgers. Hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin, is used by many veggie burger companies to separate the fat from vegetable proteins so products can be sold with the minimal amount of fat listed in the nutritional info on food packages.
After the story broke rumors surfaced that the study was funded by the pro-meat, anti-soy group the Weston A. Price Foundation
. However, the original article's author, Kiera Butler, contacted Cornucopia Institute director Mark Kastel, who said that the Weston A. Price Foundation did not contribute any funding to the study. For the whole picture, check out the entire "Behind the Bean" study
(page 6 and 34 have most of the hexane information).