HFCS Mercury Follies (Or,
(January 30th, 2009)
Pop quiz time! Which "Devil’s candy" has been lambasted for being too affordable, making children fat, and turning male frogs into hermaphrodites? (Hint: It was famously dubbed "the crack of sweeteners" by a Florida state senator in 2006.) If you guessed high-fructose corn syrup, give...
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NY Health Chief Summer-Salts into the Bland
(January 29th, 2009)
Once upon a time, a few politicians woke up and realized that the most important problems New Yorkers are facing today are on their dinner tables. First Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided he would ban trans fats and require calorie counts on restaurant menus. Then Gov....
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Personal Foul! Phony Cancer Project! Unnecessary Buzzkill!
(January 29th, 2009)
The animal-rights “Cancer Project” is deliberately trying to mislead the media today by circulating a “Five Most Unhealthful Super Bowl Party Foods“ list. But consumers should know that this PETA clone doesn’t care a whit about human health. They just want you to stop eating meat....
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SPECIAL REPORT: Fish Tales in a California Courtroom
(January 28th, 2009)
Although California is teetering on the edge of complete financial collapse, it has managed in recent years to fritter away countless millions of taxpayer dollars fighting in vain to re-brand fish as a poison, complete with its own warning labels. (There was a time when we might...
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Flaxseed Or Fish Sticks? Veg Kids (Still) Need To Replace Missing Nutrients
(January 27th, 2009)
The Associated Press has a report today on all the substitute foods that vegetarian and vegan children should be eating to get the vital nutrients missing from meatless diets. This is by no means the first warning to parents that meat- and dairy-free diets can have devastating...
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Animal Rights Activists Engage in Civil Disobedience of Facts
(January 26th, 2009)
Today marks the 59th anniversary of India’s Republic Day, when the nation transitioned from a British colonialist state to an independent republic. But for animal rights activists, it’s just another day in Quotation Fantasyland. It looks like another one of their favorite lines, allegedly by Mahatma Gandhi, cannot be...
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Facts Matter: A Guide To Mark Bittman
(January 23rd, 2009)
Journalists and bloggers are abuzz this week about cookbook author Mark Bittman.  The New York Times columnist and vegetarian recipe guru has released a new book called Food Matters: A Guide To Conscious Eating, and it’s taking the “foodie” world by storm. But Food Matters (and...
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Sitting Disease: Obesity’s True Culprit
(January 22nd, 2009)
A Mayo Clinic researcher has identified exactly what is causing people to gain so much weight, even though our eating habits haven’t changed a lick in decades. So what’s behind our expanding waistlines? It’s called “sitting disease” – and it’s entirely preventable. As we explored in our book...
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Presidential Priorities Shouldn’t Cater To Food Fringe
(January 21st, 2009)
In the run-up to yesterday’s inauguration, all sorts of dietary busybodies came out of the woodwork to make their wish lists known to America’s 44th president. Green groups begged for an organic vegetable garden. Michael Pollan weighed in with an 8,200 word open letter asking for a...
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Piven’s “Sushigate” Gets Even Fishier
(January 16th, 2009)
Actor Jeremy Piven’s show goes on. But we’re not talking about “Speed-the-Plow,” the Broadway play that formerly featured the “Entourage” star. Piven has a new show: “Spreading Fish Tales at the Expense of Americans’ Health.” And as Good Morning America viewers may have noticed this week, it’s proving to...
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