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The food police and busybodies are pushing a narrative that certain chosen foods are addictive, but no matter how often you conflate the words “addiction” with “desire” or “craving,” you won’t succeed in making them synonyms. But the cockamamie idea … Continue reading
It’s not surprising that science deniers like the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF), or GMO, movement can hold some ridiculous views. We’ve been trawling the bowels of the internet for the crazier ramblings of the activists, so put on your tinfoil … Continue reading
You may remember a brouhaha that ensued over purported “research” by French anti-genetically improved food (GIF) “scientist” Gilles-Eric Seralini that claimed to show that GIFs caused cancer. The study methodology was awful, with numerous scientific authorities including the European Food … Continue reading
Using sex to sell fashion products is classic marketing. Using sex appeal to sell nutritional advice? That’s atypical, but it’s exactly the method of quacktivist Vani Hari, the self-proclaimed “Food Babe,” who trades substance for low-cut tops on her widely … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Takes on Dr. Oz

(June 19th, 2014)
Mehmet Oz, once one of the nation’s top heart surgeons, has faced recent deserved criticism in his new role as daytime television host, promoter of unproven dietary supplements, and shill for “alternative” woo-medicine. This week, that criticism came from a … Continue reading
The banana is a staple of the East African diet. About 70 percent of the Ugandan population survive on the fruit. Unfortunately, it has low levels of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), particularly vitamin A, deficiencies of which cause hundreds of … 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
As we have reported, one of the more notable anti-genetically improved foods (GIFs) activist groups is none other than Vladimir Putin’s despotic Russian regime. Somewhere between annexing the Crimea and flipping off the international community, Putin and his cronies have … Continue reading
There’s no shortage of commentators on the political left beating up on people on the political right for being “deniers” when it comes to climate change science. Meanwhile, we have long noted the hypocrisy of certain activists on the political … Continue reading
We know that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and its activist allies like to invent reasons to avoid milk. But now the animal liberation radicals are pulling from the dangerous anti-vaccine playbook, claiming that moo-juice causes autism. An infectious disease specialist writing at the Daily Beast calls … Continue reading