Read that on Monday @ work - brilliant!
I wish there were more people who understand foods like Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation) and Marion Nestle (author of Food Politics & What to Eat?), instead of buying into the latest nutrition, single-food trend that's so popularized by mainstream media & advertising.
However, to play devil's advocate I can understand where the nutrition scientists are coming from --- it's hard to conduct well-controlled, reliable experiments on whole diets & lifestyles, which would have a lot of confounding factors that results in very shakey (if at all valid) results.
Experiments are much easier to design with just one nutrient/food change, preferably one they can isolate and put in a pill form. But, as Pollan/Nestle noted - drawing practical results from these studies is a gross misrepresentation of what goes in the real world, where nutrients need to play a context on foods, which plays a context into diets & itself a context into lifestyles.
: Slate.com just came out with an article today analyzing Pollan's NYT Mag piece (juxtaposing Pollan's "nutritional darwinism" approach to the modern scientific nutritionism method), some of which I agree with. http://www.slate.com/id/2158736?nav=tap3