Vegan News Bits: Impossible Burger, Vegan Mafia, If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef, Genetically Engineered Salmon

 “F.D.A. believes the arguments presented, individually and collectively, do not establish the safety of soy leghemoglobin for consumption,” agency officials wrote in a memo they prepared for a phone conversation with the company on Aug. 3, 2015, “nor do they point to a general recognition of safety.”

Impossible Foods wants the Food and Drug Administration to confirm that the ingredient is safe to eat. But the agency has expressed concern that it has never been consumed by humans and may be an allergen, according to documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request by the ETC Group as well as other environmental and consumer organizations and shared with The New York Times.

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef
Recently Harwatt and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated just what would happen if every American made one dietary change: substituting beans for beef. They found that if everyone were willing and able to do that—hypothetically—the U.S. could still come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals, pledged by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Meet the ‘vegan mafia,’ a secret group of investors betting on the future of food
The vegan mafia invests in companies that aim to take animals out of the supply chain. Its members are powerful former financiers, entrepreneurs.

First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada
Genetically engineered salmon has reached the dinner table. AquaBounty Technologies, the company in Maynard, Massachusetts, that developed the fish, announced on 4 August that it has sold some 4.5 tons of its hotly debated product to customers in Canada. The sale marks the first time that a genetically engineered animal has been sold for food on the open market. It took AquaBounty more than 25 years to get to this point.

Packaged Vegan Foods Market – Growth & Forecast to 2021 with CAGR 8.14%
A new research document with title ‘Packaged Vegan Foods Market in the US 2017-2021′ covering detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, and future forecast.

I stopped eating sugar and processed foods — and lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks
I knew that a first step to changing my energy levels would be my diet, so I decided to switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet.


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