USDA: Yes, Healthy Snacks Can Be Cheaper
(February 28th, 2013)
If you’ve read any food activist tome—the most recent pair being Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat or Melanie Warner’s Pandora’s Lunchbox—you might believe that only the low prices of processed snacks keep people from choosing healthy snacks. However, the United … Continue reading
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Is Food Addiction Real or Invented to Sell Books?
(February 26th, 2013)
Two books cashing in on obesity hype are being released this week. Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat claims, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, that we’re just junk food junkies at the mercy of food processing companies who shouldn’t be … Continue reading
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Writer’s Argument that Americans are “Hooked on Food” Lacks Substance
(February 26th, 2013)
Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Michael Moss’ new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, which argues that food companies are making products that generate heroin-like addiction compulsion behaviors. Moss argues companies are working … Continue reading
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Media “Addicted” to Food Hype
(February 25th, 2013)
This past Sunday, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story on the notion of “food addiction,” claiming that food companies make food that is just too good. The book the article is excerpted from, Salt Sugar Fat by … Continue reading
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Consumer Group to California Senator: Abandon Misguided Soda Tax
(February 25th, 2013)
Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Senator Bill Monning’s (D-Carmel) recently proposed legislation, SB 622, which would place an additional one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Senator Monning’s proposal to add an additional tax to sugar-sweetened beverages is absurdly … Continue reading
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Former CDC Obesity Boss Says Physical Activity Matters
(February 22nd, 2013)
Yesterday, we covered new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that youths are consuming fewer calories now than they did ten years ago. However, obesity has only plateaued, not fallen. Even for William Dietz, the … Continue reading
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State bill would threaten farmers
(February 21st, 2013)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Boston Globe Names can be deceiving. In Communist countries, “the people’s party” is really the dictators’ party. A “pre-owned” car can be a lemon. And in the Bay State, the so-called Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act … Continue reading
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Child Calorie Consumption Falls, Crisis-Mongers Hardest Hit
(February 21st, 2013)
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in, and they — like much other data — don’t forecast an impending Obesity Apocalypse. It turns out that even the “calories in” side of children’s energy balance … Continue reading
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Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?
(February 20th, 2013)
This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine leads with a full-throated endorsement of the notion that enjoyable foods are equivalent to crack cocaine. The claim isn’t supported by scientific research. Instead, the author presents his case with scarily framed quotes from … Continue reading
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Unscientific Rambling Stains Science Dinner
(February 19th, 2013)
When most people think of “the most destructive force in the universe,” they think of astronomical phenomena like black holes and meteorites. And if those words were uttered at a swanky dinner of scientific research donors only a few days … Continue reading
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