• Dr Nicole Woods

Impossible Burger vs Beyond Burger...Which is Better??


Whether incited by health fanatics, vegans and/or climate activists, manufacturing companies are attempting to take over the billion dollar meat industry. 2019 was the year of popularization of industrialized meats aka plant based meat. While there are many brands now surging the marketplace, let’s take a close comparison at two different yet popular plant based burgers: The Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger.

The Beyond Burger created by a company named Beyond Meat. Their website lists the ingredients as follows: water, pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil, refined coconut oil, rice protein, and other natural flavors, including apple extract and beet juice extract (for color). Their products are not certified organic; however, all their U.S. retail products are Non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project. It is a vegan burger.


The Impossible Burger is also vegan; however, it is completely genetically engineered, The creators at Impossible Foods provide video documentation of how the burger is created, start to finish. It’s three components are: wheat protein for texture, heme for bloodiness and coconut for fat. This burger was not created for vegans but rather to convert meat eaters to plant based meats. In order to do so, scientists duplicated the most important aspect of a good burger, its iron content, the blood. They created a blood molecule from the roots of GMO soy and named it heme. Organic soy root is leghemoglobin.

The greatest concern is that the root of soy is not normally used in foods. This is ingesting a completely new genetically engineered blood molecule into the human body and ecological system. These companies are not required by law to report such information the FDA and the FDA discloses that there is not sufficient evidence to deem it safe, or not.

Now which burger would you like?

By: Dr. Nicole N. Woods

PhD, DNM, LMT, CMT

n woodsnd@bowthaimassage.com BOW Boutique, LLC

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