This is one of the giant holes in the information available in modern culture.
Since we live in a competitive society, then information is only available if there is some incentive for providing it.
So, we constantly hear about some kid who pursued his dream to become the top _____ and never hear about the thousands of kids who failed to become the top _____ . Why not? Well, would you watch a ten hour series about everyone who failed to become an NFL quarterback or who failed to become a ballerina, or came in 4th in the Olympics and so on ? It would have the worst ratings ever.
And, of course there is actually big incentive from established industry players, to have hordes of morons start up really lame competing businesses. Nothing helps your bottom line more than crushing the competition (and it makes for good marketing copy).
In general, there are strong incentives in society for everyone having false information about everything.
So, the next time you say " If there really are zero studies indicating health problems from eating fat, then why do I keep hearing about 'heart attack on a plate' ? Wouldn't I have heard about it on the news channels ? " - now you know why you haven't heard anything.
Edited by kstuart - 6/29/14 at 1:56pm