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A new bodyweight study from The Lancet says (surprise!) the number of overweight and obese people has risen drastically since 1980 and it’s time for (surprise!) “urgent global action” that includes addressing (surprise!) “active promotion of food consumption by industry.” … Continue reading
Food activists have told us that artificial sweeteners, meat, trans fat, and carbohydrates are the causes of American obesity. The latest food scare comes from Katie Couric’s film, Fed Up, which claims the obesity epidemic is mainly caused by America’s sugar “addiction”—a … 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
Washington and California consumers may have dodged a major bullet, and Vermont shoppers look to be in for a rude shock, based on the latest research from Cornell University. Researchers found that “GMO labeling” policies that flopped before voters on … Continue reading
While America’s food police have thus far been largely unsuccessful, control over food choices is a global goal. This weekend, two foreign developments took direct aim at dinner plates—including Americans’. First, two “non-governmental organizations”—read “activist groups not elected by or … Continue reading
Activists trying to force labels onto genetically improved foods (GIFs) have a black eye: Almost all of them selectively endorse scientific consensuses, picking and choosing which ones to support based on their preconceived radical environmentalist ideologies. This week, we’ve seen … Continue reading
The Center for Consumer Freedom has launched a new project—Prop 65 Scam—taking aim at California’s Proposition 65, a state law requiring warning labels on any product or area that contains chemicals the state claims are carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Today we have … Continue reading
Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The American Medical Association, World Health Organization, Royal Society of London, and just about … Continue reading
Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over the food supply, is available in theaters across the United States. Pre-screenings of the film let us know that sugar … Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board yesterday penned an opinion piece in support of genetically improved foods (GIFs) and against mandatory food labeling demanded by activists. We’re pleased to see the Times affirm the pro-science position it took during the debate over California’s woefully misguided Proposition 37 ballot measure and echo what … Continue reading