Not many people understand what the food they eat every day is made up of. This is typically not a problem, but the general public is often misinformed on what they are consuming every day. Soy is one of those products that a good portion of people say they refuse to eat because of reasons like "it affects your hormone levels" and also "it causes various cancer". Being misinformed or uneducated can make claims like that very unnerving.
I swear every time I turn around something new is causing cancer, so it wasn't surprising to me when I heard someone say that soy causes cancer. After reading through a few articles I found that a lot of research points to the complete opposite. A 2009 study on prostate cancer found a statistically significant reduction in risk for those who consumed around one serving of soy per day. Due to the isoflavones in soy and binding to estrogen, there was a concern with soy and breast cancer. The majority of evidence (based on two servings per day) has concluded that soy is either neutral or protective against breast cancer.
Soy isn't the only food product that is regularly criticized due to misinformation. There are a lot of different types of foods and ingredients that will continue to be left of the shelf because one person said it's bad. My hope is that some of the rumors about foods will be disrupted because of the public wanting to be informed and wanting to know exactly what they are consuming.