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Plant-based Burger King whopper heads to Sweden, sans key GMO ‘Impossible’ ingredient

| | May 23, 2019

…. Burger King [began] selling a new plant-based burger in Sweden [on May 23].

[T]he new menu offering [is] “a version of the Impossible Whopper”, which is made with the popular plant-based “bleeding” meat from …. Impossible Foods. In the U.S. Burger King began selling the popular plant-based patties in early April in St. Louis, then quickly announced it would make them available to all Burger Kings nationwide.

However, there’s a reason that Burger King’s new plant-based burger is only a version of the Impossible Whopper …. Impossible’s heme is produced with genetically modified yeast. While the heme itself isn’t a genetically modified organism (GMO) per se, it’s still made through genetic modification — which means it would have to be approved for sale by the European Food Safety Authority.

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