And here’s one final fun fact: Although Smith and those aligned to his thinking are strongly supportive of the veggie-vegan lifestyle, their dietary philosophy runs afoul of their fear-mongering, since one of the principal ingredients vegetarians are encouraged to embrace as a substitute for evil, cruelty-laden meat is seitan.
What’s seitan? It’s a marketing term for wheat gluten, which, according to the Vegetarian Resource Group, “stands in for meat in many recipes and works so well that a number of vegetarians avoid it because the texture is too meaty.”
Much more “meaty” than Mr. Smith’s pitiful attempt to demonize a “disease” that’s not a disease by claiming it’s an “epidemic,” when it isn’t, and trying to blame it on bioscience, when the alleged GMO culprit isn’t genetically engineered.
It’s not mathematically possible to be any more wrong on all counts.
Dan Murphy is a food-industry journalist and commentator