Ars Technicamode has been using the same testing technique for years, and the findings have consistently been that soy products have the worst-tasting, most-flammable, and least-nutritious components of any ingredient on the market.
The most popular brands are usually those with the most questionable ingredients, but there are also products that have no soy at all, and that have been the subject of complaints from the public.
The results have not been good for the consumers, either.
A report by the Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports UK, which compared soy products to other ingredients in the market, found that “seaweed is often more likely to contain harmful bacteria, chemicals, and pesticides than the rest of the ingredients on the menu.”
The report concluded that the FDA had not been doing enough to ensure that soy-based products meet consumer health and safety standards.
“The FDA is responsible for establishing an industry-wide standard for safe food and ingredients,” a spokesperson for the agency said in a statement.
“The agency has worked to improve the safety of ingredients in soy products, including by adopting new and innovative testing methods to better understand the risks of food ingredients and foodborne illness.”