New York Times columnist and professional food alarmist Mark Bittman has a well-documented track record of espousing elitist food policies that would all but eradicate consumer choice. This week, he cooked up a crusade on the cheeseburger and shared the results of his year-long effort to determine … Continue reading
This week, researchers published two studies on meat consumption and health. And they have somewhat contradictory messages: According to the latest study (a classic punchline), meat consumption prevents strokes, but can increase your chances of cancer. So do you pick … Continue reading
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—which is only ten percent actual M.D.s—recently announced plans to erect a billboard targeting the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ Coca-Cola Park. Why? Because the park is guilty of a serious crime: being passionate about bacon. On top of serving … Continue reading
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