Many of the recent scary diseases have come from China, which makes sense given the large population base and population density. More than half the world's population lives within a circle in Southern Asia including China and India.
I think that this guy had some obsessive disorder against fruit. People have different tastes, which is obvious because there are a handful of foods that I can't stand. I don't like Tapioca and Rice pudding because of the texture. If I could get over my hangup over the texture I would probably enjoy their sweetness. I feel the same way about sauerkraut, although the taste has much to do with it. Foods that are too acidic taste kind of gross, like hot and sour soup which I can barely tolerate. I don't like weird breads like Rye, and I don't like blue cheese dressing because it tastes bitter to me.