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Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper” meatless hamburger may be less healthy than a regular Whopper. A veterinarian, Dr. James Stangle, writes that the red appearance of Impossible Burger patty comes from genetically splicing a soybean and yeast. The blood-like color and flavor in the Impossible Burger is derived from soy leghemoglobin produced by this genetically engineered yeast. Then there are its effects on hormone balance. According to Dr. Stangle: “The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen. That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper.” He explained that you would have to eat 880 pounds of beef to equal the amount of estrogen in one birth control pill, but considerably less Impossible Burger. Anxious couples may now be able to head to Burger King for a “morning-after” burger.


Tri-State Livestock News, December 20, 2019