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Beyond Eggs Go On Sale At Whole Foods – Rave Reviews

beyond eggsIt’s hard to imagine an artificial food concoction selling well at the leading natural foods supermarket and attracting extremely favorable reviews, but that’s exactly what’s happening for Hampton Creek’s Beyond Eggs. They’re now on sale at Whole Foods Market in California and, wait for it, they’re cheaper than real eggs. They also happen to be vegan and cholesterol free.

Hampton Creek has won over bloggers like Alec Liu at Motherboard, who writes,

Why would anyone want to make an egg replacement in the first place? Beyond the ethical quandaries of the current food industry, extracting protein from meat and other animal-based products is horribly inefficient. By the time the world’s population reaches 9 billion in 2050, we’ll need better ways of making edible protein. Animal agriculture is also one of the leading contributors to climate change.

Hampton Creek’s founder Josh Tetrick has attracted backing from PayPal founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, among others, so it’s likely that we’re going to be seeing Beyond Eggs in many more places than Whole Foods Market.… Read the rest

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Free-Range Eggs May Be Less Healthy Than Regular Eggs

EggsFrom Science Daily:

Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports. Scientists found that free-range eggs in Taiwan contain at least five times higher levels of certain pollutants than regular eggs.

Their findings appear in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

In the new study, Pao-Chi Liao and colleagues note that free-range chickens are those that have continuous access to fresh air, sunshine, and exercise, in contrast to chickens that are confined to cages. Demand for eggs from free-range chickens has increased steadily due to their supposed better nutrition qualities, including higher levels of certain healthy fats. But scientists suspect that free-range chickens may risk getting higher levels of exposure to environmental pollutants, particularly PCDDs and PCDFs, potentially toxic substances that are produced as by-products of burning waste. Also known as dioxins, these substances may cause a wide range of health problems in humans, including reproductive and developmental problems and cancer…

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