Salt Shaker Shakedown
(November 30th, 2007)
This has never happened before. Yesterday’s FDA hearing on limits for salt in food marked what may be an unprecedented shift in the agency’s regulatory role. This is not the first time that federal officials have considered controlling the availability of a widely consumed substance. Just this...
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Like father, like son at lunch time
(November 29th, 2007)
You can lead school kids to water, but you can't make them drink. A new study says kids will eat healthier foods if healthier school lunches are offered.But the study stopped at the cash register, failing to address whether students actually ate the new food or threw it...
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Americans Are Gaining Laws, Not Weight
(November 29th, 2007)
Between 1999 and 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a plateau in US obesity rates. Using data crunched from the recent 2003-2004 survey, today’s news is more of the same: Obesity rates are leveling off. America’s weight gain is stalling and our life...
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The Big Apple’s Board of Hype
(November 28th, 2007)
Yesterday, New York City’s Board of Health held its first public hearing on revamped and reloaded menu labeling legislation set to be voted on in January. We were there. So were crazy-is-as-crazy-does obesity warrior Meme Roth, and nutrition nanny Margo Wootan from the Center for Science...
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Anti-meat activists are at it again
(November 27th, 2007)
It seems that a recent report on cancer and the human diet has created a lot of buzz, and at least one phony "astroturf" letter-writing campaign by anti-meat activists. The same exact letter submitted to the Herald News ("Diet, exercise aid cancer prevention," Nov. 6) also appeared, word-for-word, in...
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Advice questioned
(November 27th, 2007)
I would like to correct some misleading information in a Nov. 11 letter by Susan Levin ("Plant-only is best"). A meatless and milk-less "vegan" diet is a fine choice for the tiny minority of Americans who believe in the "rights" of animals, but it is not a recognized cure...
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Four Reasons To Leave Chicken And Egg Farmers Alone
(November 27th, 2007)
It’s not even 2008 yet, and we can already see the feathers flying. The ultra-rich Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Ol’ MacDonald sidekick Farm Sanctuary are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that could do to California what they’ve already done to two...
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Real Food Cop Facts
(November 26th, 2007)
Over the years, we’ve heightened public awareness of the serious shortcomings of countless food cop claims. And now the BBC is joining our chorus. Responding to a recent government report forecasting future problems from obesity (such as shrinking lifespans), BBC investigators determined: “There’s just one problem...
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Meat and cancer
(November 25th, 2007)
It seems a recent report on cancer and the human diet has created a lot of buzz, and at least one phony "astroturf" letter-writing campaign by anti-meat activists. The same exact letter submitted by Paul Lane ("Cancer and meat," Nov. 10) also appeared, word-for-word, in more than a dozen...
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Meat is not a killer
(November 24th, 2007)
It seems a recent report on cancer and the human diet has created a lot of buzz, and at least one phony "astroturf" letter-writing campaign by anti-meat activists. The same exact letter submitted by Dave Layton ("Killer meat products," Nov. 8) also appeared, word-for-word, in over a dozen other...
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