An “A-Salt” On New Yorkers
(September 30th, 2008)
Fill in the Blank: "We've done some health education on _____, but the fact is that it's in food and it's almost impossible for someone to get it out. Really, this is something that requires an industry-wide response and preferably a national response." -- New York City “public...
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Quote of the Week
(September 29th, 2008)
It’s the quote of the year, really, if you live in Kenya. Maybe the quote of a lifetime. That African nation’s agriculture minister has had enough of anti-technology activists holding back Kenya’s food supplies in the face of a continent-wide food crisis. And he’s speaking up. On Sunday, read more here »

Don’t worry, it’s all natural!
(September 26th, 2008)

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Nestle’s Kernel of Common Sense
(September 25th, 2008)
Following the various crusades of Marion “the Contrarian” Nestle has been a hobby of ours for many years. Remember when she declared that college students are incapable of determining whether they should eat cereal? Or when she called for the food industry to be subjected to read more here »

Junk Science: The Food Cop Pick-Me-Up
(September 24th, 2008)
Whenever strange headlines start popping up about java junkies,  coffee-induced mental disorders, or why caffeine is the new drug of choice, chances are that Dr. Roland Griffiths has released a new “study.” Over the years, Griffiths has done wonders for food cop campaigns, trumpeting his theories...
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Activist Delusions, Stranger Than Fiction
(September 23rd, 2008)
We often joke that some activists seem out of touch with reality – from another planet, even. Why would anyone fight for the lives of rodents over people? Who on Earth would want to move technology backward? But every now and then, we find ourselves really wondering if...
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Quote Of The Week
(September 22nd, 2008)
It’s been two weeks since United Nations climate-change guru Rajendra Pachauri declared that everyone should fight planetary meltdown by giving up meat (whether we like it or not). But Pachauri’s recruitment as eco-veggie spokesman has really rocked the anti-meat activist world. PETA activists celebrated by taking a shower....
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Eat meat, get smart
(September 19th, 2008)
I'm not sure which was more offensive and misleading: a recent anti-meat TV ad from an animal rights group posing as a mainstream cancer-prevention charity or the opinion essay from Susan Levin that defended it ("Dogs of death," Opinion and Commentary, Sept. 14).The ad itself was bad enough, featuring...
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Cereal Killer? HAH!
(September 19th, 2008)
A few years ago we covered Swedish scientists’ declaration that eating ridiculous amounts of starchy foods could give you cancer. “What next?” we asked. Breakfast cereal, apparently. Alex Renton reports in The Times of London:
“ Lawrence says that the processing of cereals produces a substance...
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School of Fish (Thought) Swims Back To Common Sense
(September 18th, 2008)
If you’ve been reading the news lately, and you’re pregnant, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking that fish was safe to eat again. (Guess what? It always was.) Evidence continues to pile up that scaring women away from the seafood counter during their child-bearing years is nothing short of...
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