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    Default Impossible Foods is “Misleading Consumers” About its GMO Protein; FDA says UNSAFE

    Max Goldberg
    August 8, 2017

    * Impossible Foods is “misleading consumers” about the key ingredient in the Impossible Burger.
    * The Company told the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that its soy leghemoglobin was “substantially similar” to proteins consumed daily by the global population, in the form of meat and other vegetables.However, on the Impossible Foods website, it claims that the heme in the Impossible Burger is “identical” to the heme humans have been consuming for hundreds of thousands of years in meat and other foods.
    * The FDA told Impossible Foods that its arguments “do not establish safety of SLH (soy leghemoglobin) for consumption.” The company decided to sell the Impossible Burger to the public anyway.
    * Impossible Foods relied on the expert testimony of scientists who have worked for or have links to Monsanto, the Gates Foundation, Philip Morris and all of the major biotechnology companies.
    * 20 minutes after eating an Impossible Burger for the first time, a man Tweeted “went into anaphylactic shock & taken to ER.”

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    Default Re: Impossible Foods is “Misleading Consumers” About its GMO Protein; FDA says UNSAFE

    Even the NYTimes weighed in on the Impossible burger:
    “The exemption was meant to cover ingredients that had long been used in the food supply, so that companies didn’t have to come in every time they made a new product,” said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund, an advocacy group that is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. “It wasn’t meant to allow companies to simply bypass the F.D.A.”
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    Default Re: Impossible Foods is “Misleading Consumers” About its GMO Protein; FDA says UNSAFE

    Incredible story. Thanks for posting. The more I learn about how FDA functions the less confident I am about the government's "willingness" to protect the food supply. Bottom line: companies can "self affirm" that its ingredients are "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS), even when the FDA has doubts. There's so much more I could say, but....I must wait until I calm down.

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    Default Re: Impossible Foods is “Misleading Consumers” About its GMO Protein; FDA says UNSAFE

    Some GOOD NEWS: The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Center for Food Safety, and several other organizations joined together a few months ago (in May 2017) to sue the FDA over its GRAS notification program. Fingers crossed. Read more here: https://www.natlawreview.com/article...ification-rule

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    And about time, too. Thanks for finding some good news, Mr. Wizard!
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