Archive: Mar 2008

Obesity Expert: Food Is Not The Problem

International obesity expert Dr. Maurice Larocque told a conference in Dublin this weekend that “much of the obesity epidemic worldwide has been caused by a more sedentary lifestyle.” Surprised?…
Posted March 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

A Desperate Slaughterhouse, PETA Flexes Its Legal Muscle

Since our wildly popular PETA Kills Animals website debuted in 2005, more than six million people have seen its startling message. And public knowledge that People for the…
Posted March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Bureaucrat Tries To Distract Consumers With Half-Baked Catchphrase

When they can’t convince Americans that having fewer choices is a better deal, paper-pushing paternalists get crafty. Unable to take “unhealthy” snacks away, nanny legislators have put their heads together…
Posted March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

On The Road To Nannydom

One more city has fallen to the food cop fiat. On Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a menu labeling bill into law. Rather than letting customers choose…
Posted March 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

Powerful New Salvo In The Fish Wars

This just in from Harvard University: In an ongoing study of 341 mother-child pairs, women who ate the most fish during their pregnancies had children with the highest cognitive…
Posted March 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

Promoting Government (And Vanity) As Obesity Solution

People whose livelihoods are rooted in the weight-loss industry have a vested interest in perpetuating obesity hype. Case in point: This morning, USA Today featured an op-ed on that very…
Posted March 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Your Kids, (Still) PETA’s Pawns

Last month in Washington, a twelve-year-old girl and her friends spent their Saturday afternoon protesting outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken. After watching a video narrated by Pamela Anderson, the…
Posted March 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Mayor Newsom Lets The Nanny Out Of The Bottle

Gavin Newsom should put a cork in it. In recent months, the mayor of San Francisco has eagerly pushed the City Council into the role of Big Brother, forcing…
Posted March 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

Score One For Reason

Country Life, a British real estate and lifestyle magazine, took the anti-technology world by surprise today with an editorial about the mad hysteria over genetically modified (GM) foods.
Posted March 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Food Cops vs. The Hamburglar

There’s an old saying describing people who are so focused on minor details that they are unable to comprehend the situation as a whole: “They can’t see the forest for…
Posted March 18, 2008 at 12:00 am