Archive: Sep 2009

A Highly Processed Myth

We spread the word yesterday about our launch of a new million-dollar ad campaign to take on misinformation about the much-maligned high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), or corn sugar.
Posted September 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

CCF Special: Ad Launch Tackles Not-So-Sweet Myths

While you were enjoying your morning latte today, we launched a new million-dollar ad campaign designed to put an end to the ridiculous fear mongering surrounding high fructose…
Posted September 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Locavore’s New Clothes?

Author James McWilliams has stirred the pot with his new book Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. In it, he takes…
Posted September 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

When Nudge Turns to Shove

Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t alone in his New York City anti-salt crusade (even if he salts his own popcorn to extremes). Today, Crain’s New York Business profiles the man…
Posted September 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

NYC Is Pouring on the Guilt

If you thought Mayor Bloomberg’s salt antics were bad, the New York City nanny government is not to be outdone. The City Board of Health recently spent over $300,000…
Posted September 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

Feeding the Future World

In case you missed it, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced important news yesterday. According to FAO, by 2050 the world will need 70 percent more…
Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

Hizzoner’s Nanny Culture, With a Grain of Salt

The New York Times reports today that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been caught “salt-handed.” Despite targeting sodium in his latest nanny-state crusade, the mayor privately enjoys pouring it on…
Posted September 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

HSUS Targets Ohio in Political Cockfight

 The animal-rights industry is pushing back against Issue 2, a ballot initiative in Ohio that would create a board to develop statewide standards for livestock care. But even if…
Posted September 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

We’ve covered a multitude of arguments against soda taxes. Speaking recently at the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent gave his own take (and perhaps the…
Posted September 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Toss the Scaremongering, Dr. Oz — Not the Corn Sugar

Pop doc Mehmet Oz hosts a weekday TV show that offers health tips to viewers. But on one of his recent topics, his prescription got a little, well, quacky. In…
Posted September 18, 2009 at 12:00 am