18 Jul '11, 1pm

The Truth About Veggie Burgers #recipe

The Truth About Veggie Burgers #recipe

We were saved by veggie burgers. When the price of our favorite healthier meat, bison, went through the roof and it became clear that beef should be eaten sparingly as a way to help the planet, easy-to-make vegetarian patties became our go-to entrée. And go we did with wild abandon because these are little wonders of tasty vegetable goodness. We felt good about switching to a sustainable protein source, plus there are all kinds of varieties and flavors available at the market, and you can make a satisfying dinner in seconds flat. Yes indeed, we loved us our veggie burgers. Until I read this little piece of wholly unappetizing news from the Cornucopia Institute, which told me that the soy protein used as the foundation for many veggie burgers (and soy-based foods in general) is obtained by a less-than-savory chemical process -- ground beans are soaked in a gasoline by-produ...

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