An education about the food industry from someone with an education in the food industry.
Wow Sam, have you even read that exchange? If you had. you would see that nothing Kent could say would ever convince you that maybe you are wrong.
It should be obvious that I read the exchange since I posted it. Why would I listen to him? He's wrong. I know this sounds a bit conceited, but hear me out... Let's say you're a post-doc mathematician(perhaps you are. I have no way of knowing since you failed to identify yourself) and someone without an education in math tells you that not only is the answer to your math problem on the board wrong, but you are using the wrong methods to solve it...not only are you using the wrong methods to solve the problem, but everyone who taught you conspired to teach yourself and all of your contemporaries the wrong method on purpose. A. How likely is this to be true? and B. Why would you ever consider such an outlandish theory?Even if such a grand conspiracy could be pulled off, it could only last 1 generation because once the next generation becomes professors, they wouldn't know to deceive people.The more likely explanation is as follows: The tobacco industry poisoned the well for any other ag/industrial science. No matter what, people will always think that there is some huge secret being held from them by Big [fill in the blank] and that Big [fill in the blank] has infiltrated various institutions so they could manipulate the information. Once that idea is suggested, it can never be withdrawn.The other part of the explanation is that the misinformation is already out there in the ether and buoyed by our society's scientific illiteracy. Half our population believes in angels for fuck's sake, so it's pretty easy to dismiss someone telling you how something is made.
Put your comment here, kind sir/madame. Try to cite sources when stating facts and refrain from off topic comments or hateful/nasty rhetoric.