In response to the Oct. 11 opinion piece “State barking up the wrong tree,” if the Humane Society of the United States is so concerned about pet shelters’ finances, it should pony up instead of leaving them out in the … Continue reading
It's unfortunate that Mayor Frank Jackson has decided to listen to the opinions of the animal-rights radicals at People for the "Ethical" Treatment of Animals concerning circus elephants. PETA isn't complaining about elephant training tools because it wants to improve … Continue reading
In a time when seemingly every kind of food or drink has something bad associated with it, you’d think at least water would escape unscathed. But one doctor reported in the British Medical Journal this July that advice to drink … Continue reading
As is the American way, grillmasters will cook up pound after pound of juicy burgers, hotdogs, steaks, and shish kabobs this weekend. But before you dig in, you’ll have to wade through incessant claims that meat may be linked to … Continue reading
The federal government's famed "Food Pyramid" is on its way out, to be replaced by something resembling a plate or, somewhat ironically, a pie chart. While the "Food Pyramid" — or "Food Plate" — is a way to educate Americans … Continue reading
British "Minister of Food" Jamie Oliver is back on the air after getting a brief boot from ABC to make room during May sweeps. But Oliver's failure to capture much viewership — his show is now relegated to Friday nights … Continue reading
There’s an old wise-crack that “everybody has the right to my opinion.” It’s a quip that brings to mind every bobble-headed political pundit on cable news. But more and more, oddly, it seems to apply to chefs. With the rise … Continue reading
May is National Cancer Research Month. Cancer is so widespread that it’s likely you know someone who has it. As a cure continues to elude our best scientific minds, public health advocates emphasize prevention as the best medicine. This makes … Continue reading
Have you heard about proposals in many states to tax soft drinks in order to make people lose weight? Or the one to ban toys in kids’ meals in order to “fight childhood obesity”? It’s all brought to you in … Continue reading
What do a svelte marathon veteran and a 400-pound sumo wrestler have in common? Both completed the Los Angeles Marathon recently, and both ran as strong testaments against the recycled rhetoric of today's anti-obesity activists.
Exhibit A: Joe D'Amico, a long-time distance runner who ate only fast food for the...