Browsing the "soybeans" Tag

Soy — Devil-fruit, or Bean? (Hint: Bean)

July 31st, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

Detractors frequently demonize the humble soybean. It stands alone in that regard, among its less maligned cousins: no one accuses pinto beans of causing cancer, black beans of causing man-boobs, or chickpeas of causing infertility and birth defects. The soybean has been exploited on a larger scale, but it's just a bean. Processed foods -- with or without soy -- can cause problems. GMO foods -- soy or otherwise -- can cause problems. But soy contains no magic disease demons, no secret toxins, no evil plan to take over the world. It is simply a legume. So relax, good friends, and rejoice: for soy is no devil! 'Tis but a bean


Good News about Soy and Deforestation

January 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Are you cutting back or cutting out your meat consumption partly because of the link between meat and deforestation? Studies have shown that soy production is also a major contributor to deforestation in Brazilian rainforests. Don't give up the tofu and edamame just yet, though, because there's more to this than meets the eye, and a recent report had some good news about this trend


USDA Encourages You to Eat Junk Food

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote back in June about the fact that the USDA doesn't follow its own dietary advice.. when it comes to food subsidies. But a new report by the US Public Interest Research Group, "Apples to Twinkies," puts more numbers to that. Here are some key ones



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