Mark Bittman, the arch-food snob of The New York Times online op-ed section, came out with another doozy of a column this week. Calling for Americans to become “heroes” in the fight against global warming by giving up–or at least … Continue reading
We predicted that the unscientific, hysterical calls to remove finely textured beef–tarred as “pink slime” in the media—would result in higher hamburger prices and no benefits to food safety or sustainability. The early results of the scare, as reported by … Continue reading
It’s been a busy week here at the Center for Consumer Freedom. We’ve been smashing scare stories about meat and the environment. We’ve been pointing out “organic” hypocrisy. And we’ve been calling out the dirty secret of People for the … Continue reading

Foodie Villain of the Week

(March 15th, 2012)
The current foodie movement villain of the week is ground beef, specifically boneless lean beef trimmings (which they call “pink slime”). What are boneless lean beef trimmings? Well, they’re beef, removed from the bones of a cow using a machine … Continue reading
The radical Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) can’t seem to go a day without lecturing the 99 percent of the country that doesn’t share its vegan agenda. This time, its corporate “outreach” manager is promoting an NPR report that says that, among other...
With a name like the “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS), most people immediately think of puppies and kittens – not eggs and chickens. However, judging by how much HSUS has patted itself on the back for its impending deal with United Egg Producers (UEP), you’d think...

Al Gore: Meat = Global Warming

(August 29th, 2011)
Former Vice President Al Gore is well known for his advocacy work on climate-change issues. But a new interview with Gore is making waves—and not just for his comparison of climate-change skeptics to racists. Politico reports on Gore’s super-serial indictment of farming:"Industrial agriculture is a...
There’s a reason the Environmental Working Group is known in some circles as the Environmental “Worrying” Group: It uses shoddy “science” to push agenda-driven, fear-based propaganda. Often, EWG scaremongers about chemicals and toxins. (Seventy-nine percent of members of the Society of Toxicology who rated EWG say that...
Earlier this month, United Egg Producers (UEP) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) surprised the agriculture world by agreeing to a “truce” over the use of enriched cages for egg-laying hens. The animal-rights activists at HSUS were quick to proclaim its victory over Big...
Many so-called “green” and “natural” foods and packaging are just “a marketing gimmick,” our senior analyst told Fox and Friends this morning in a segment titled “Green or Gross?” Reusable plastic bags, cage-free and pasture-raised eggs, organic vegetables, agave nectar, “raw” milk — these products enjoy an environmental or...