‘Natural’ soy’s sins listed in new report
Soy vey!: Soy products market pioneer Silk doesn't look so smooth in a new report by the Cornucopia Institute. Not only does it get a zero-bean rating in the scorecard, but it turns out that Silk, owned by agribiz giant Dean Foods, has quietly shifted from organic to mostly conventional soybeans, meaning genetically modified. (We stand corrected by a vigilant reader.) Had you noticed? Lots of other "natural" bean processors get their lumps, too, with the revelation that they use the petroleum-derived solvent hexane to extract oil from the beans. The top-rated soy-product manufacturer was Eden Foods. "Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry," is available online as an 11-MB PDF of the full report, as an executive summary (4.5 mb PDF), or summarized by Cornucopia in a post on the Alternative Health Journal website.
No related posts.