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The Assault on Food

Edman22 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 2:31 PM
In the early 1900's this correlation was established: construction workers who sprayed asbestos onto buildings and also smoked two packs of cigarettes daily had an over 90% chance of getting lung cancer.

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...