Eat well, but don’t skip your exercise
(January 31st, 2009)
If you're about to celebrate the first month of keeping your New Year's resolution to lose weight, you're one of the lucky ones. Surveys show that by Feb. 1, more than a third of the 100 million Americans who made the initial commitment will have already given up on...
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HFCS Mercury Follies (Or,
(January 30th, 2009)
Pop quiz time! Which "Devil’s candy" has been lambasted for being too affordable, making children fat, and turning male frogs into hermaphrodites? (Hint: It was famously dubbed "the crack of sweeteners" by a Florida state senator in 2006.) If you guessed high-fructose corn syrup, give...
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Animal-Rights Buzzkills Want Super Bowl Party-Goers Crunching Carrots
(January 29th, 2009)

Washington, DC—The “Cancer Project” organization circulating an irresponsible “Five Most Unhealthful Super Bowl Party Foods” list this week is a counterfeit cancer charity, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom charged today. The Cancer Project, said the Center, is an animal rights group determined to demonize the consumption of beef,...
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NY Health Chief Summer-Salts into the Bland
(January 29th, 2009)
Once upon a time, a few politicians woke up and realized that the most important problems New Yorkers are facing today are on their dinner tables. First Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided he would ban trans fats and require calorie counts on restaurant menus. Then Gov....
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Personal Foul! Phony Cancer Project! Unnecessary Buzzkill!
(January 29th, 2009)
The animal-rights “Cancer Project” is deliberately trying to mislead the media today by circulating a “Five Most Unhealthful Super Bowl Party Foods“ list. But consumers should know that this PETA clone doesn’t care a whit about human health. They just want you to stop eating meat....
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SPECIAL REPORT: Fish Tales in a California Courtroom
(January 28th, 2009)
Although California is teetering on the edge of complete financial collapse, it has managed in recent years to fritter away countless millions of taxpayer dollars fighting in vain to re-brand fish as a poison, complete with its own warning labels. (There was a time when we might...
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Flaxseed Or Fish Sticks? Veg Kids (Still) Need To Replace Missing Nutrients
(January 27th, 2009)
The Associated Press has a report today on all the substitute foods that vegetarian and vegan children should be eating to get the vital nutrients missing from meatless diets. This is by no means the first warning to parents that meat- and dairy-free diets can have devastating...
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California Government Appeals Landmark Tuna-Mercury Decision on Tuesday Morning
(January 26th, 2009)

San Francisco—On Tuesday morning a California judicial panel will hear oral arguments in the appeal of a 2006 verdict that placed canned tuna outside the reach of California’s “Proposition 65” law. The case established that the trace levels of mercury in canned tuna are naturally occurring, and too insignificant...
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Animal Rights Activists Engage in Civil Disobedience of Facts
(January 26th, 2009)
Today marks the 59th anniversary of India’s Republic Day, when the nation transitioned from a British colonialist state to an independent republic. But for animal rights activists, it’s just another day in Quotation Fantasyland. It looks like another one of their favorite lines, allegedly by Mahatma Gandhi, cannot be...
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Facts Matter: A Guide To Mark Bittman
(January 23rd, 2009)
Journalists and bloggers are abuzz this week about cookbook author Mark Bittman.  The New York Times columnist and vegetarian recipe guru has released a new book called Food Matters: A Guide To Conscious Eating, and it’s taking the “foodie” world by storm. But Food Matters (and...
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