A chemist checks out the article about "Eight Banned Foods," and gets quite a reaction.
Many science-oriented bloggers have taken on what's been called
"chemophobia", and they've done some great work tearing into some some
really uninformed stuff out there. But nonsense does not obey any
conservation law. It keeps on coming. It's always been in long supply,
and it looks like it always will be.
That doesn't mean that we just have to sit back and let it wash over us, though. I've been sent this link
in the last few days, a popular item on BuzzFeed with the BuzzFeedy
headline of "Eight Foods That We Eat in The US That Are Banned in Other
Countries". When I saw that title, I found it unpromising. In a world
that eats everything that can't get away fast enough, what possible
foods could we have all to ourselves here in the States? A quick glance
was enough: we're not talking about foods here - we're talking about
(brace yourselves) chemicals.