Archive: Jun 2007

Quote Of The Week

Yesterday — in response to an article praising the new children’s food marketing standards adopted by several industry leaders — The Wall Street Journal published a letter from the…
Posted June 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

Diabetes Hype Flatlines

Type 2 Diabetes is the disease most often publicly associated with obesity. Food cops use the health care costs and death toll from this condition to inflate statistics for…
Posted June 28, 2007 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony

Yesterday, the latest People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) employee to run afoul of the law made her get-out-of-jail-free arguments before a Virginia judge. It didn’t…
Posted June 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Diametric on Double Chins

Last night The Charlie Rose Show featured a panel on obesity and nutrition that read like a who’s who of food cops, including anti-food-industry fanatics Marion Nestle and…
Posted June 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Cheer Over Rising Food Costs

Last week’s issue of TIME magazine featured an endorsement of America’s rising grocery prices. Yes, an endorsement. Claiming that obesity is the residual price of affordable food, TIME reporter John…
Posted June 25, 2007 at 12:00 am

Blubber Boomerang, Courtesy Of The Food Police

Based on unfounded theories or superstitions, physicians in the past often used remedies (like blood letting) which made patients worse instead of curing them. Today’s medical community, of course, typically…
Posted June 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

Eggsploiting Consumers?

In the United Kingdom this week the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre banned the reappearance of several 1960s British TV food ads featuring the slogan "Go to Work on an…
Posted June 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Junk Science Bullies

Through social responsibility initiatives, businesses work with community leaders to help meet the public’s needs. But activist groups often try to take advantage of these efforts to further their own…
Posted June 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

CSPI Sues Cereals Into Oblivion

Last week breakfast-cereal giant Kellogg’s struck a deal with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), agreeing to significantly scale down its advertisements on children’s television…
Posted June 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Activists Play Chicken With Arsenic

A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column reminded us just how far some organic food alarmists and small-farm-only advocates will go to push their agenda. Take the Minnesota-based Institute for…
Posted June 15, 2007 at 12:00 am