Hi I am curious about the term "abnotechia" which I encountered in a short story that I am now trying to look up, but google searches are coming up empty.
I am pretty sure the story appeared in Analog, though I would not swear to it.
The premise: some people are naturally averse to technology-- and they are called abnotechs. They are people who technology just doesn't work for -- if something can go wrong, it will. Using a toaster for them is a potentially life-threatening because when they try, it is far more likely that the circuit breaker will fail and the thing will spark up and at the very least burn the toast and cause a fire. Or if they turn on the microwave that will be the day the magnetron blows out. That kind of thing.
A group of these people is set up on the moon to test new technology - the idea being that if it works for them, it must be safe, because even these living Murphy's Law generators can't make it screw up. (As a consequence of being so tech-averse, the abnotechs are very careful people, very methodical, because of course in their lives if something can go wrong it will, so they all are the kinds of people who wear suspenders and a belt together, a bike helmet and knee pads, and are obsessively safety-conscious).
The upshot of the plot is that they are testing some new food technology, and they find that the tryptophan in it makes people fall asleep, and that can create dangerous situations -- or something like that. I can't really remember the plot details, oddly enough. I do recall the resolution of the mystery problem involves a young girl who accidentally reveals what the problem with the tryptophan was. (Hm. realizing I might be wrong).
Hope that helps someone ID this one.
ETA: the word might be "abtechnological" per @Zeiss Ikon in the comments - thanks! - but my google searches still don't reveal much.