And now . . . this, from this morning's edition of CBC's morning newsmagazine, The Current:
It's been called the "Magic Bean" - hailed by nutritionists as a wonderfood - it's rich in protein and apparently cuts the risks of all kinds of diseases. We're talking about the soy bean. And we’re afraid we’ve got some bad news about a food that's been called "nature's medicine."
Precisely because of these many health claims, there has been a dramatic rise in soy consumption around the world. And while soy bean producers and traders have been rubbing their hands gleefully, environmentalists are worried about the crop's popularity - especially in Brazil. Because as long as soy remains lucrative, more saws will continue clear bigger swaths of the Amazon rainforest.
It's also well known that vegetarians are more flatulent than non-vegetarians. Eat meat: save the rainforests and stop global warming. I did my part today at dinner with a nice juicy pepper steak at Kelsey's.