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Is Super Size Me a Big Fat Lie?

The 2004 schlock-umentary Super Size Me, starring Morgan Spurlock, launched fast-food and nutrition to the front of the public’s mind. In the flick, Spurlock films himself—supposedly—eating nothing but McDonald’s food…
Posted May 25, 2018 at 8:46 am
Food & Beverage

How ‘Bout Them Nutrition Labels?

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study evaluating whether access to nutrition information (like the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, MyPlate,…
Posted April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm
Biotechnology

Fight Brewing Over “GMO 2.0”

One of the stranger public policy battles over the last 20 years has been over genetically modified crops. It’s strange because activist groups have been able to demonize vital technology…
Posted April 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm
Biotechnology

What is in Fake Meat?

One of the hot food trends of 2018 is supposed to be the emerging popularity of meat “alternatives.” Right now, that takes two forms. The first, which has been around…
Posted April 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm
Food & Beverage

Seattle Residents Flee City’s Soda Tax

Seattle residents are running to the hills to get away from the cities new soda tax. On January 1, the city put a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened…
Posted January 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Big Government

Is Meat the Next “Sin” We’ll Be Asked to Atone For?

If you’re wondering what the next front of the radical anti-consumer brigade will be, it’s likely going to be a meat tax. The idea has support among animal…
Posted January 23, 2018 at 11:49 am
Dairy

Ignore the Hype, Your Holiday Feast is Safe

During this holiday season we go from one get-together to another to be merry with friends and family. At its core, the holiday season is about coming together…
Posted December 19, 2017 at 10:03 am
Food Scares

Congress is Sniffing Out the Activists in the Hen House

When advocacy groups can’t get their way, they often manipulate science to convince the public to listen to them. After all, according to Pew Research Center, scientists…
Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm