Archive: Sep 2007

Collateral Damage From The Great Mercury Scare

Many Americans senselessly fear harmless traces of mercury in the fish they eat, but the flip side of the Great Mercury Scare has been the presence of thimerosal…
Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Deceptive TV Ads From PETA’s “Physician” Buddies

Today, the animal rights loonies at the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) unveiled a new television advertisement lampooning the Senator Larry Craig bathroom scandal. Unsurprisingly,…
Posted September 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Study: Americans Don’t Like Being Told What To Do

Question: What do you get when you combine a $500 million grant, nutrition zealots, and carte blanche to editorialize in a medical journal? Answer: 163 pages of food cop propaganda.
Posted September 25, 2007 at 12:00 am

Let Them Eat Doughnuts

When officials in Putnam County, New York recently banned donations of free doughnuts, pies, and other goodies to senior centers, it drew the ire of an unconventional group of…
Posted September 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

The Los Angeles Times ran this snark-o-rific op-ed today mocking the L.A. city council’s plan to institute a two-year ban on new fast food restaurants. Ostensibly aimed at…
Posted September 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

Kelly Brownell’s Obesity Hysterics Foiled By His Foil

Fat-tax evangelist Kelly Brownell and law professor Paul Campos just wrapped up a three-day-long face-off on the pages of the Los Angeles Times. The topic of debate: What,…
Posted September 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Lone Star Vegan Vigilante Behind Bars

Strange things happen when a restaurant dares to serve foie gras in a hotbed of animal-liberation lunatics. And sometimes those strange things are felonies. Last weekend police in…
Posted September 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

CCF Response Leaves Food Cops Seeing Red

Many food police groups believe labels speak louder than words. And they want to raise the volume on obesity hype by slapping warning labels on everything under the bun. From…
Posted September 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Regulation By Speculation

Author Gary Taubes posed a very intriguing question in today’s New York Times: "Do we really know what makes us healthy?" A more important question hiding behind Taubes’s…
Posted September 17, 2007 at 12:00 am

It’s A Mad, Mad Menu

The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over expecting different results. In keeping with previously attempted (and failed) obesity policies like food bans and…
Posted September 14, 2007 at 12:00 am