Heme burgers, but is the faux-meat ingredient safe?
Activists say the soy leghaemoglobin or ‘heme’ in Impossible Burger, is a GMO that has not been approved by the FDA
New York — The Impossible Burger plans to make its way onto supermarket shelves as soon as next month, but an environmental group is trying to stand in its way.
Friends of the Earth filed an objection to Impossible Foods’ grocery store plan, arguing that the faux meat maker’s “magic ingredient,” soy leghaemoglobin or “heme,” has not been adequately tested for safety because only the company has done assessments. Heme is made with a genetically modified (or biotech) yeast, and Friends of the Earth objects to the use of such ingredients in the food supply, citing safety concerns...
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