Archive: Jan 2009

HFCS Mercury Follies (Or,

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…
Posted January 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

NY Health Chief Summer-Salts into the Bland

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…
Posted January 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

Personal Foul! Phony Cancer Project! Unnecessary Buzzkill!

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…
Posted January 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Fish Tales in a California Courtroom

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…
Posted January 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

Flaxseed Or Fish Sticks? Veg Kids (Still) Need To Replace Missing Nutrients

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.
Posted January 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Activists Engage in Civil Disobedience of Facts

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…
Posted January 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

Facts Matter: A Guide To Mark Bittman

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…
Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Sitting Disease: Obesity’s True Culprit

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…
Posted January 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

Presidential Priorities Shouldn’t Cater To Food Fringe

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…
Posted January 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Piven’s “Sushigate” Gets Even Fishier

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…
Posted January 16, 2009 at 12:00 am