Please know your facts before making any kind of a decision.
As I mention in my book, Fuel for the Body, Just because you are Vegan OR Vegetarian does NOT in any way make you healthy. Because if you are eating toxic poisons sprayed or injected into your plants and eating processed foods, then NO you are NOT healthy at all. (forgive me while I stepped on my soap box, you can find my view point in my book). Hey, I have many vegan friends. Most understand the humane points of view. On to my story. The owner and founder of Hampton Creek Foods, Joshua Tetrick, had a vision. I applaud his vision to make a lighter foot print on our precious planet. He seems to say no to big slaughter housing and chicken coop industries. He believes he has the perfect solution to the problem of the toxic waste the chicken houses omit.
How are the "Plant Eggs" made? Well this entire plant ingredient and oil list has not been disclosed yet. They are still perfecting the perfect combination of plants and ingredients. But according to their own words as you will see, they search the world for the best plants to combine to make an egg-like taste. Now true enough that they are extracting chemicals to create the right combination of the plants to form an 'egg taste'. But they, so far, have not created a genetic mutation to grow an egg or even a different species of a plant. Therefore, it should not be considered genetically modifying organisms.
Now lets examine their already launched product, JUST MAYO. While they use NON GMO Canola oil, we know that canola comes from the rape seed plant and was only meant to be used as insecticide. The amount of canola oil that is used is insane! then there is: Filtered Water, Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, 2% or less of the following: Organic Sugar, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar, Pea Protein, Spices, Garlic, Modified Food Starch, Beta-Carotene. Hey, awesome, they use "ORGANIC SUGAR" and FILTERED Water, but take a look at the other ingredients.. hmm, what are the "spices"? What farms does the pea protein come from? how many chemicals are used? and our old friend...NOT, the modified food starch. By the naked eye, the ingredient list is not so bad and definitely NOT long. PLUS it has zero cholesterol! That's a plus. BUT what poisons are you consuming? (of course 'they' say , everything in moderation.) That term drives me, well, let's just say it drives me.
Now on to the EGG to Come..which will be called BEYOND EGG! Again, they are creating an EGG TASTE out of plants from around the world. Nobel idea! It looks like an egg once finished. They say it taste like an egg with a plant after taste. Not so shabby huh? Again, the plant ingredient list will be a joy. but what "other" ingredients will be added? What modified starches will there be? What "Natural Flavorings" will be added? Now they are quick to already have the NON GMO Project logo, aren't they? As I state numerous times...just because something is NON GMO..does NOT make it organic or even SAFE to consume! So I challenge anyone who ONLY wants to eat NON GMO foods, how 'safe' do you think you are feeding your family with NON GMO only? You can spray the heck out of that seed/plant with round-up, pesticides, herbicides and any chemical. But hey, it's NON GMO! Please, avoid any TOXINS at all cost. It is the toxins on the planet that are killing us as much as the GMO. Monsanto knows this. We need to keep our planet toxic FREE, period! More on this subject in my seminars and books.
You will also note that our awesome richest guy in the world, Bill Gates is an investor in this noble endeavor. Also Asia's richest man is the key venture capitol funder. With these two making their debut into the "LET's Get the Nation Healthy", you have to stop and ponder that mentality. Again, this company's founder had good intentions to 'save' the animals from slaughter and cramped houses by putting chicken coops out of business. While they are NOT using any 'fake' items to be called food, yet, they certainly are not using the safest forms of creations. Of course he has the scientist working for him that he firmly states they have NO experience in food making..their only purpose is to formulate the right combinations to make plants taste like something else. Which in my opinion is NOT really a big deal IF and ONLY IF you are using all organic and toxic free ingredients. I know a coconut company who makes "Coco Bacon" ! Yep, and it taste amazing!! NO animal products, he uses a combination of seasonings and discloses each seasoning and are all of the organic nature and toxic free! So these I do NOT have a problem with. It is the toxicity of the ingredients that continue being used in our food supply that I have a huge problem with.
Now, most of you know that I do not discourage you from eating animal products IF and ONLY IF you KNOW your farmer or KNOW the source in which the animal came from and it was humanely raised and humanely harvested. I also encourage you to eat meat as little as possible. We do not need meat for every meal, let alone every week. Also, for my vegan friends out there, I LOVE YOU DEARLY!...there is NOTHING wrong with eating an egg, IF it is an egg from a humanely raised free range chicken. Heck, chickens that are allowed to free roam, lay their eggs all over the place and lose them. So it's like having an egg hunt every day!
I will be in contact with this company to get the ingredients that will be used for the "EGG LIKE PLANT". I will give you my feed back on that as well. In the mean time, eat the JUST MAYO at YOUR own RISK! Right now, the ingredients are no too harmful. But the canola oil, the modified food starch and the "spices" are NOT for me and will never pass our seal of approval.
Now, if this company was using the most integrity and organic and toxic free ways of creating this "Plant Egg", then I would certainly have zero problem in this method that is being used. It is not genetic mutation that I can see (unless they shift gears on me) Supposedly they are simply breaking the plants down to create a 'flavor", just as my friend does with his coco bacon.
***Remember, before taking ANYONE'S story for TRUTH, please RESEARCH the Research!
LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!
Organic Guru Lynnette Marie
February 18, 2014
Take a peek at Hampton Creek Foods website link below to see their video.
Hampton Creek Foods, Inc. is a food company headquartered in Northern California that focuses on finding new ways of utilizing plants to replace eggs in a variety of different products. Investors include Khosla Ventures, as well as Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Eagle Cliff Partners and the Collaborative Fund. The company was founded in December 2011 by CEO, Joshua Tetrick and Josh Balk, the Director of Food Policy at theHumane Society of the United States. www.hamptoncreekfoods.com