As Michelle Obama pushes for bigger nutrition labels on food, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is working behind the scenes to set new nutritional recommendations due out this fall. Instead of proceeding objectively with their mandate to develop scientifically-based nutritional standards, … Continue reading
The Cancer Project, a wing of the phony-baloney Physicians Council for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has seemingly been disbanded. Its outlandish claims that meat is as bad for your health as cigarettes never had much meat on their bones; it seems … Continue reading
A big story this Thanksgiving is the invasion of the political into every nook and cranny of American family life. National organizations promoting healthcare reform and gun control have distributed talking points to their supporters to make the potentially enjoyable … Continue reading
For the third year in a row (after a thirty-year hiatus) the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “celebration” of Food Day. Joined by animal liberationist vegans like Compassion Over Killing, the Physicians Committee for … Continue reading
The U.N. declares October 16 World Food Day annually, so the chattering classes are talking about how to feed a growing world population. Are they discussing employing science-based agricultural techniques that reputable authorities find safe, like biotechnology? Of course they … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) runs an animal shelter out of its Virginia headquarters, but the poor dogs and cats that end up there probably would rather go just about anywhere else. According to records on file … Continue reading

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

(September 12th, 2013)
The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production as a dark place run by evil beings. This isn’t new for … Continue reading
America’s favorite meat and poultry dishes have come under sustained attack recently from vegan activists claiming they are cruel. But that view isn’t supported by the evidence or sound philosophy, and we’ve been fighting to get the truth out in … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) — last seen killing nearly 90 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year — likes to trot out celebrities who have supposedly given up meat, dairy, and eggs … Continue reading
The phrase “moving the goalposts” refers to someone constantly changing the rules in the middle of the game. Imagine if a father tells his son he’ll give him $20 to mow the lawn, and after the son complies, he’s told … Continue reading