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Forbes highlighted a recent study from Canadian government researchers showing that 100 percent of canned food tested for Bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical used in the production of food cans—is safe to consume. The author notes that you would die from … Continue reading
Vermont politicians caved to activist pressure this week as the legislature passed a law requiring warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs). In so doing, Vermont joins a motley crew— including Russian despot Vladimir Putin, former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, and Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad—who deny the … Continue reading
For most people, April 22 is just another day on the calendar, perhaps another day closer to a summer vacation. For environmental activists, April 22 is Earth Day—an excuse to peddle various initiatives allegedly designed to help Mother Nature, many of which … Continue reading
If insanity is defined as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, we may need to open a clinic for anti-milk activists such as the puritanical Center for Science in the Public Interest. For years, these self-anointed do-gooders have bemoaned chocolate milk and have tried to get … Continue reading
Once again, mainstream newspapers are quoting quacks on the so-called “dangers” of Bisphenol-A (aka BPA), a key ingredient in making plastic strong and canned foods safe. The latest high-profile crusader is Dr. Lawrence Rosen, adviser to the Deirdre Imus Environmental … Continue reading
The radical animal liberation group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claims horse-drawn carriage rides are an “outdated practice” that cause “cruelty” to horses, and it is active in an initiative to ban horse carriages in New York City. Those complaints are rich … Continue reading
California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back on an old favorite: warning labels. A bill that requires sodas to … Continue reading
A new obesity study out this week indicates that childhood obesity rates have gone up slightly since 1999, contradicting another recent study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, which found childhood obesity rates have fallen significantly for the youngest … Continue reading
We’ve chronicled the numerous sugar scares promoted by bureaucrats and activists. Armed with alarmist comparisons to poison and cocaine as well as unscientific claims that sugars in food and drinks are uniquely harmful, they seek to institute onerous taxes, bans, and … Continue reading
Bills mandating labeling on genetically improved foods (GIFs) moved forward recently in Massachusetts (H. 813) and California (S.B. 131). They are backed by organic activists such as MA Right to Know GMOs, the Organic Consumers Association, and the Environmental Working … Continue reading