Archive: Aug 2009

Taking On Soda Taxes

Self-anointed food cops like newly minted Centers for Disease Control & Prevention chief Thomas Frieden keep proposing soda and junk food taxes as “solutions” to curb the nation’s…
Posted August 31, 2009 at 12:00 am

Adventures in Food Choice

A veterinarian writing in USA Today offers this food for thought: Being a veterinarian and caring for animals doesn’t mean that you have to stop eating animal products. Her story raises an…
Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Fit-or-Fat Debate, Redux

Writing online for Newsweek today, Daniel Heimpel has a simple message: Overselling the “obesity epidemic” isn’t getting us anywhere, since you can be both overweight and healthy. Fit and…
Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Feelings Versus Facts: The Sugar Chronicles

 The American Heart Association (AHA) released guidelines on Monday about the amount of added sugar that Americans should consume. Unfortunately, this report is likely to contribute to the hysteria surrounding high fructose corn…
Posted August 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

Food Cop’s Junk Proposal Gets Trashed

An opinion piece in today’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel reveals the truly haughty attitude behind proposed taxes on so-called “junk food”: People are too lazy to figure out food choices…
Posted August 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

TIME Out of Bounds on Agriculture Reporting

TIME reporter Bryan Walsh took a cue from his friends behind Food, Inc. and hyped an impending food crisis in this week’s magazine cover story. But if you’re looking…
Posted August 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

PETA Activists Are a Bunch of Blowholes

We never seem to run out of attempts by self-anointed “food police” groups to regulate our diets for us through soda or food taxes and frivolous lawsuits. And…
Posted August 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

We’ve written before about the outlandish and outrageous attempts by food activists to regulate and police what we eat, like obesity agitator MeMe Roth’s crusade against ice cream…
Posted August 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

Straight Talk About Sugars? That’s Sweet.

 Consumers are often confused by all the conflicting information out there about sweeteners. To help clear the air, we’ve built a new website to help bust the myths about…
Posted August 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Logic is Toxic Waste

A few weeks ago, we commented on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s obesity conference in Washington, DC, reminding readers that government regulation will be a part of the obesity-fighting problem.
Posted August 18, 2009 at 12:00 am