Americans are on a perpetual search for easy answers to difficult, complicated questions. One ongoing issue is diet and health problems. The U.S. population is experiencing an increase in obesity and diabetes. This situation should be of concern to everyone, since not only are those whose health is affected are involved, but the rest of the population as well since their health insurance rates will rise to help cover treatment for those with weight problems.
As a result of this, nutrition and diet are commanding more attention from the public. Unfortunately, the general public in the U.S. is not well-versed in science, especially not food science or cereal science. This allows the promulgation of simple, incomplete or even false information to be taken as truth. The situation is further exacerbated by the fact that many pronouncements provide simple solutions to complex problems. The easily presented solutions are therefore easy to accept due to their lack of complexity, but present only a portion of the issue, and that may have unintended consequences or that are downright wrong.Read More