It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that the group hasn’t been busy making life difficult for the families that … Continue reading
Last week, we looked at New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s argument that “It’d be even better, really, if most of came from within a few hundred miles of where we live.” We were skeptical that Bittman’s “locavore” ethics were good for consumers or...
Aussie model and PETA anti-fur campaigner Ruby Rose wrote today that she’s troubled by our investigation into People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) animal-killing activities. Rose was "shocked" to find out that our accounting of PETA’s substantial slaughter of adoptable dogs and cats is accurate,...
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...

Feds Press Dr. Oz Over Juice Scare

(September 19th, 2011)
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 “examines...
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...

The Best of the Web Videos

(August 8th, 2011)
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...