Friday, April 30, 2010

More on Veggie Burgers and Neurotoxins

UPDATE: Veggie burger rumors are flying! Some readers and other news organizations have alleged that the study I wrote [1] about on Monday was funded by the pro-meat, anti-soy group the Weston A. Price Foundation [2]. But this morning, I spoke with Cornucopia Institute [3] director Mark Kastel, who said that the Weston A. Price Foundation did not contribute any funding to the "Behind the Bean" (pdf [4]) study. More here [5].

On Monday, I wrote [6] about a recent study by the Cornucopia Institute [3] that found that many popular veggie burgers are made with hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant and a neurotoxin. Commenters had lots of interesting discussions and good questions, many of which require far more knowledge of the subject than I have to answer. So I called up Charlotte Vallaeys, the lead researcher on the Cornucopia Institute's soy study "Behind the Bean," (pdf [4]) to talk about some of the issues readers have raised.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Super Mario Bros Crossover

Fucking fun.

Play Super Mario Bros 1 as Mario (BFD), Link, Contra guy, Samus Aran, Simon Belmont, or Mega Man.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010