Joe Namath, the New York Jets legend, conducted the coin toss to begin Super Bowl XLVIII while wearing a fur overcoat. Namath has a flamboyant reputation, and many observers found the coat well within the Hall of Fame quarterback’s larger-than-life … Continue reading
Perhaps unsurprisingly for a pop star who once wore a dress made of preserved meats, Lady Gaga has had a tiff with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But unlike some celebrities who capitulate to the world’s most … Continue reading
Recently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has waged an all-out assault on the University of Wisconsin (UW) complete with a robocall by celebrity supporter Bill Maher. PETA is trying to intimidate UW into abandoning research on how … Continue reading
The 2013 White House Kids State Dinner is supposedly centered on healthy and affordable recipes to curb childhood obesity. Children from fifty states, three territories, and the District of Columbia sent in recipes for a chance to dine and showcase … Continue reading
When the New York City soda ban was announced, among its most fervent partisans was MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She notably threw a fit when Judge Milton Tingling struck it down. This week, we found out why. Chasing this year’s … Continue reading
The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a crusade against so-called “hyperprocessed” food—of course, never turning to criticize the processed foods … Continue reading
Since at least 1998, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has operated a pet “shelter” — more than the misnamed Humane Society of the United States can claim. Unfortunately the dogs and cats that are taken into PETA’s shelter are usually killed. … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thinks animals are “people,” and therefore the group harasses people who eat and wear animal products and those who conduct lifesaving medical research on animals. But PETA has no qualms killing roughly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, … Continue reading
Daytime television’s shamelessly self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, continued his tradition of providing bad dietary advice in his most recent newspaper column. He claims that eating sugar and fat “trigger withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating them.” This is utter hokum. … Continue reading
Sugar and other nutritionally equivalent sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup are under attack by the nation’s foodie commentariat and would-be regulators. In a new book released just in time for New Year’s resolution-makers, Robert Lustig says that the stuff is … Continue reading