> And by the way, if somebody ever tells you to never consume something that has a chemical name you can't pronounce, they're full of shit
No they aren't. You should be able to understand what you are eating. Even processed foods don't require ingredients that most people can't pronounce.
Even the things that are harmless should not be ignored. If you don't recognize it, you shouldn't put it in your body and you should avoid it until you do know what it is.
Journalists are another matter. If they don't recognize Niacin for what it is when they see it on a food label then they need to just STFU.
It is NOT a bad idea to understand what you are buying.
Capitalism only thrives with rational consumers.