New York Times
food columnist Mark Bittman started off his Saturday column with promise
. He acknowledged that it’s “just plain wrong” to assume that fast food is cheaper than homecooked healthy meals – a fact we’ve pointed out as well
, even if picking up dinner is occasionally...
We’ve long pointed out that “scarecrow
” Dr. Oz’s TV show is far more about showmanship than any credible advice about food and nutrition. And now we’re not the only ones criticizing Dr. Oz: The Food and Drug Administration has jumped into the ring
In a recent episode
, Oz reports...
When the veganism-pushing documentary Forks Over Knives
came out on DVD two weeks ago, it became apparent that this movie would be 2011’s mass-hysteria answer to Food Inc.
And it’s every bit as conspiracy-minded about the food industry.
The movie’s official website boasts that the documentary
Dr. Joseph Mercola has a lot of strange ideas (like his comparison of chicken nuggets to Silly Putty
), but the Internet’s most famous osteopath couldn’t be more self-servingly wrong in his blog post about fish oil this week.
On FoodConsumer.org, he writes
There are times when supplements can be...
New York Times
food columnist Mark Bittman fancies himself a journalist
but his elitist biases in promoting regulations on the foods Americans eat would earn him an F in Journalism 101. And now, Times
readers are beginning to see the truth – and calling him out in...
One of the coolest benefits of YouTube is that anyone with a video camera -- or even a video function on a cellphone -- can become a filmmaker or journalist. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the web for the best consumer-choice videos on a variety of topics (and...
At the Colorado Health Symposium last week, Kelly Brownell
, godfather of the much-reviled “Twinkie tax,” surprised exactly no one by advocating a national excise tax on soda. As director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, he’s been pushing regulation of food companies for...
The New York Times’
Mark Bittman is at it again. This time the resident I’m-a-better-human-than-you food columnist is whining
that during his last visit to Iowa, no livestock farmers would let him come tour their facilities. Was he really surprised? Allowing Bittman to come tour your farm is like...
We thought we’d have to search far and wide this week to find something more ridiculous than the Maryland county government that fined a group of kids $500
for running an unlicensed lemonade stand. (They were raising money for pediatric cancer research
.) But three times zones away, big-city lawmakers could soon demonstrate...