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You've Read About HFCS and Mercury, Now Read About Hexane...

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 05:36 PM
Hexane: A neurotoxin that is also a waste byproduct in the manufacture of gasoline is also an ingredient in your seed oil exracts - used for cooking!!

The Soy and Other 'Natural' Food Products in Your Cabinet May Contain a Dangerous Neurotoxin

It's ironic that many of the scariest, non-certified organic foods are labeled "natural" -- a term that could not mean less, or mislead more. Like "home-style" or "old-fashioned," the label "natural" can mean whatever the labeler wants it to mean. You could put "natural" on a lab-grade jar of MSG crystals, or on a packet of 10-year-old Twinkies, without violating any law. And all too often it's the companies playing the "natural" card that are doing the most unnatural things to your food.

Not that I knew any better, but Personally I knew that the above quote was true a long time ago. Now that understanding has been validated!

If these food products are not certified organic, some of the ingredients have probably been processed with hexane, no matter how many times the word "natural" is stamped on the package. Since hexane is used in the manufacturing process, it's not listed as an ingredient in the foods it helps produce, though residues find their way into the finished product.

The European Union has strict standards for acceptable hexane residue levels in soy and oilseed products, but in the U.S., there are no such limits. The organic watchdog group Cornucopia Institute arranged for a lab to test samples of U.S. soy products for hexane content. Hexane was found, in levels as high as 21 parts per million -- more than twice the 10 ppm allowed by the EU in comparable products.

'MMMM... love these stir fry veggies honey!'

'Awe shucks dear, I just used a lil hexane to get them crispier is all..."

In retrospect, thinking about all the BS they put n our foods it's no wonder that humans start getting gnarled and bent during old age, until we fart and fall apart...

posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 06:32 PM
Dihydrogen monoxide kills more people than any other chemical.

Hexane is not a byproduct of gasoline production. It is gasoline.
Well…. At least one of the primary constituents.
Hexane is a straight run hydrocarbon.

Lets go through the list organized by number of carbon atoms.

1 Methane
2 Ethane
3 Propane
4 Butane
5 Pentane
6 Hexane …………
7 Heptane
8 Octane
9 Nonane
9 Decane

It is straight unmodified crude oil component.

Basically they are saying that they got some gasoline/fuel contamination in the product.

The people on the website is just trying to use the name to scare the masses.

edit on 5-1-2011 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 06:58 PM
Let me clarify things a bit.

Methane is the primary constituent of natural gas that comes through the pipes to your home.

Ethane is used as a feedstock for ethylene production.

Propane and Butane are used in LP/bottle gas for home heating.

Propane is used in those green cylinders for camp stoves, and the longer tanks for torches.

Butane is used in lighters, and it’s isomer, isobutene is also used.

Pentane is used as a blowing agent and fuel.

Hexane Heptane Octane Nonane Decane are used in gasoline.

If you go on down the scale you get to the mineral spirits, kerosene, diesel fuel, and finally to the greases and waxes

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