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That's Soy Controversial! - Evolved Mommy

When I did my post about the P. Allen Smith Bean2Blog event I kept it pretty mild because I tend to go to the crazy place with food, especially soy. It’s that crazy little piece of food that seems to have so many benefits, yet there is possibly something a little sketchy going on.

We can all thank Michael Pollen and Netflix for f’ing me up in the food department. Well, there’s also my lifelong obsession with my weight and sugar and…

The whole event was put on by the Arkansas Soybean Council (TheMiracleBean.com) and I absolutely love the farmer we met, BUT I also have major Monsanto (<— this video makes me more crazy than usual) issues. As it turns out. I’m not the only one who tends to go to my crazy place about soy. Because I don’t really have the energy to open that can of worms I’m going to leave you with a few things.

First, I my problems is with Monsanto, not soy.

Second, here’s the link to Kelly’s post from the event, which spurred a LIVELY discussion in the comments.

Third, here is an email response from JoBeth, who is a registered dietician, that helped me snap out of the crazies:

Hey Y’all-
Huffington Post had a great article for the masses dispelling the myths [of soy].

Soy can be part of a balanced diet. The American Dietetic Association encourages soy in moderation.  Peer reviewed articles have found that soy does not increase risk of breast cancer in women,  it does not increase sterility in men.

Hope this helps!

Best-
JoBeth

She also recommended checking out EatRight.org.

No matter what, I know two things:

  1. I love Arkansas and I love that P. Allen Smith supports our state with such pride
  2. I love it when smart women engage in lively discussion

UPDATE: Shortly after I posted this Alison from Chino house sent this compelling post called “Finally, the Truth about Soy” from Zen Habits.

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