A few weeks ago, I saw it and then skipped it because experience has taught me to stay away from this kind of “fear-based” food information, true or untrue.
I am not a scientist (No! Really?). I cannot vouch for the original article or the rebuttal. However, I was happy to see someone out there (albeit a scientist!) not letting this one go. In the Buzzfeed article, the author claimed “research”, “studies”, and “statistics”. In my own short inquiry, I found she quoted studies that didn’t exist and her links were misleading or dead end roads. The title of her article says “8 Foods…” but it’s not about food at all; it’s about chemicals, substances, raw elements, etc.
I like what he says here. Being who I am (constantly tempted with the black or white, all or nothing dramatic thinking...click here to read more about that) I can nod my head and relate...graciously. Food is among the many things that causes me anxiety. And mainly, it's because I lump it into one of the two categories that he is talking about: healthy or poison. But that's not reality. That's not life.
Oh snap! I do believe that was a burn, good fellow!