By Saga Norrby
Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor.
Haven’t we all wondered how on earth soybeans can be made into something strikingly sinewy and meat-like? What follows is a simplified and in no way chemically correct illustration of the process.
Some companies sell the soy meat chunks as they come out of the extruder, others season and marinate the product before offering it to you.