Let’s Hear it for American Exceptionalism (and Sushi)
(May 28th, 2009)
Sushi powerhouse Nobu is typically known for its Hollywood clientele, but this week the high-end restaurant chain is raising its profile for another reason. In response to environmental groups’ demands that it stop serving the expensive delicacy bluefin tuna, Nobu London has added a strange disclaimer to its menu...
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Belgian Veggie Holiday Lacks Teeth
(May 27th, 2009)
Tomorrow, public officials in the Flemish city of Ghent will observe a new weekly “holiday” that’s been making international headlines: “Veggiedag.” Civil servants and elected politicians will eat meatless meals, and the streets will be littered with city-sponsored anti-meat ads. Now that the people of Ghent have two Veggie...
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MeMe Roth’s Food-Hating Stunt of the Week
(May 26th, 2009)
 It’s almost hard to believe that anti-obesity zealot MeMe Roth consented to this profile in the Sunday Guardian. After all, this isn’t the first time Roth came across to her interviewer as a joyless food nut with overly stringent dietary rules she wants everyone – from Angelina Jolie...
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Greenpeace Gives No Peace to Fish Lovers
(May 22nd, 2009)
Greenpeace’s new report on so-called sustainable seafood has just been released and every single supermarket in Canada received a failing grade. Not because fish isn’t essential to a complete and healthy diet. (It is.) Greenpeace flunked every grocery retailer for selling “unsustainable” fish because the group, whose...
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Quote of the Week: Celebrity Chef Edition
(May 21st, 2009)
“I think people are concerned with what they’re eating,” declared activist chef Alice Waters at a recent Connecticut Forum. “And a lot has to do with celebrity chefs who have brought attention to food.” She’s right: Chef stardom has led people to focus more on their meals. But...
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Good Newz for Michael Vick is Bad Newz for HSUS
(May 20th, 2009)
Yesterday afternoon the Associated Press broke some peculiar news about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): The disingenuously named animal rights group has forged an alliance with disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick. Given the group’s well-publicized campaigns against dogfighting (a rare issue on which read more here »

Sounding Off On Sweetener Anxiety
(May 19th, 2009)
Today the New York Times devoted an entire article to a question that has always stumped us: Why are public health scares so much easier to spread than they are to shake? Jane Brody tracked down some experts in panic research for answers, and they weighed in on red meat read more here »

CDC Nominee Faces Consumer Backlash
(May 18th, 2009)
Thomas Frieden, President Obama’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a lightning rod for controversy. In the days since his nomination was announced, major media outlets have reported on the big-time concerns that many consumers have about giving more power to this...
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Thomas Frieden: The End of Personal Health?
(May 15th, 2009)
Some unsettling news from the White House this morning: President Obama has nominated Dr. Thomas Frieden to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yes, that Thomas Frieden -- the New York City Health Commissioner who has turned the city into a radical test kitchen for nutrition zealots everywhere.  read more here »

Atlanta Investigation Uncovers Deceptive ‘Humane Society’ Agenda
(May 15th, 2009)
ABC News in Atlanta is taking a cue from us and following the money donated to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). And the results aren’t pretty. The animal rights industry leader with the misleading name gives less than 4 cents of every dollar of its...
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