A blog post concerning this review, and generally the debate surrounding soy: Organic Versus GMO Soy, Isoflavones, Red Herrings and Junk Science
Date: 25 Sep 2010 17:04
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it's interesting that the studies they used found no correlation between lowering of test or raising of estrogen….there used to be a big buzz about that….gyno and all. even so, i still don't really have any interest in consuming it. :) i have tried soy milk and found it bleh….and i have seen some of those soyburgers…and looking at it was enough. :)
Why is it people seem to think that soy milk and soy burgers are the two major sources of soy? . I use some soy here and there. I used to use a bit more when I was a vegetarian although not nearly as much as non-vegetarians seem to think vegetarians consume.
Anyway what I was trying to call attention to was the junk science and red herrings around the soy issue.
speaking for me…in my non vegetarian life…that's all i've been exposed to soy wise. and after that i did not care to go looking for the latest, greatest, and newest in soy :) and aside from the vegetarians in my family….i don't really know anybody that consumes it. i bet that's true for a large chunk of people.
My point was that you can't mention soy without someone telling you how bad they think soy milk tastes, which, to me, is entirely irrelevant to the discussion at hand. It is possible to have scientific discussions about the merits of certain viewpoints whether the central component is important to you. It is the "principle" of the thing. However, most soy "products" have been around for like, a thousand years and it really is a much bigger market than your exposure would suggest.
Thanks Eric, those points about separating "science" from hucksterism are appreciated. This approach of self promotion(in the vein of Mercola & a LOT of guys on T-rag) is a really bad trend. Like you said it just confuses a topic more than it should be. In the end these guys make money & people looking for information, think they have some answers, when in reality they don't.
Shhh….my common sense is tingling.
This is a great read.
Soy is being hyped again in the media and I wanted to give this a major bump.
First off, the article itself is awesome and your post Eric, about the junk science is awesome as well. I love it! :-)
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Actually, reading over that post again, I think I will remove it from here and make it a blog post to give it more exposure..but link it here. There are some lessons I wish more people would take to heart. I know that not many people will read it OR take it to heart but maybe a it'll influence a few more people if it's not buried in the comments after a review.