Originally Posted by from220to112
I heard that tofu is made in an environmentally inconsiderate way - basically that rainforests are torn down in order to make the stuff. That's why I've never had the stuff, and don't intend to, but this sounds pretty bad too.
Rainforest are torn down to support the meat/dairy industries and the extensive need of the animals for feed. Organic tofu is grown in an environmentally friendly manner. Unless you exclude these items from your diet you are doing WAY more harm as it takes fewer plant acres to feed a human directly from plants then to consume animal products.
As for health concerns I think we can see what meat/dairy have done as compared to soy. Not to say that some people cannot have bad reactions to soy.