27 minutes | Jul 1st 2018

GenYChron Ep. 0012 – The Impossible Burger, dangers of soy and food evolution

Show summary On this week’s episode we sink our teeth into a trending food topic: the meatless burger that bleeds, AKA “The Impossible Burger”. We also review research about the relatively unknown dangers of eating unfermented soy. To finish, we discuss how the ever-increasing global demand for meat may eventually force us to invent a substitute for meat that is equally nutritious and delicious. Show notes 0:20 - Adam Savage introduced me to the Impossible Burger (YouTube video) 0:40 - What’s an Impossible Burger? (Impossible Foods home page) 1:20 - “Faux” (Dictionary definition) 1:34 - Bill Gates is investing in the Impossible Burger (GeekWire news article) 1:57 - Where can you get the Impossible Burger? In 2018, White Castle started to sell the Impossible Burger in the United States (The New Yorker article) 2:13 - What’s the Impossible Burger’s secret ingredient? What is Heme? (Wikipedia article) 3:19 - The Impossible Burger’s list of ingredients (Impossible Burger FAQ) 3:34 - Does the Impossible Burger actually taste and feel like beef? (The Spoon review) 4:43 - The potential dangers of consuming unfermented soy (Research article) 7:24 - In some people, eating unfermented soy can cause a hormonal imbalance (Research article) 7:48 - Consumption of unfermented soy products can lead to lower sperm concentration in men (Research article) 7:51 - Soy milk and soy beverages... how are they made? (YouTube video) 9:17 - Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian fermented soy product (Wikipedia article) 9:43 - Avoid soy-based baby formulas (Health Line article) 11:04 - The evolution of humans and their food 12:25 - The growing middle class and their growing appetite for meat (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada blog article) 14:29 - From ape-like creatures to humans, the human digestive system and brain size have radically changed over the past millions of years (The Harvard Gazette article) 16:13 - The benefits of eating bone marrow and organ meats (ScienceDaily article) 18:37 - The “super size me” effect (Wikipedia article) 20:00 - Mass production vs. local production of meat 21:51 - The changing diets of cattle, chickens and pigs: grass vs. grain/soy/corn (Health line article) 22:43 - The “meat problem” 23:39 - The hypothetical Willy Wonka of hamburgers 26:29 - Feel free to write us in the comments section below or on our Contact page about a topic you’d like to hear us discuss in an upcoming episode
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