We have over 1000's of years found and adapted plants that are good for us. Our diet's have evolved over very long time spans be optimized.
Now we come along since the Industrial revolution and using a little knowledge of Chemistry and Biology think we can do better then what we had been doing.
We let's look at the criteria.
If it's cheaper, tastier and didn't kill the lab rats and first people we fed it too right away, then, great were good.
Well what about 10 or 20 years out?
Now there are 1000's of laboratories and companies putting these short term tested chemicals in to our diets. What's is the net effect of that?
What are the Odds that some of these will really have some terrible long term consequences?
One case. Trans fats like what margarine is made of. It was sold to us for many years, and in the last 30 years as a cheaper healthier alternative to butter.
Now we know trans fat causes heart disease and it so much worse them butter it's been outlawed in several states. Now they have trans fat free formulations.
We were all sold bullshit for 30 years. What we were told couldn't be further from the truth.
What were the consequences of this? An epidemic of heart diseases. What did this cost those who lied to us. Nada , zip, nothing.
Just how many other dangerous things are there that are affecting us?
MSG. BPA, PFOE, PFOA, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, fructose, refined sugars, bleached flour, pesticides, food colorings and artificial flavors,who know's what is safe or not.