Archive: Apr 2010

Salt Shakedown Faces Scrutiny

A national poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Monday reveals that a majority of Americans oppose an FDA takeover of how much salt restaurants and food makers can…
Posted April 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food Police Target Kids’ Toys

Santa Clara County’s board of supervisors despondently voted 3-2 yesterday to ban toys in Californian restaurant meals marketed to kids that exceed a certain amount of calories. The purpose,…
Posted April 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Soda Taxes Take a Hit

It's a bad week to be an anti-soda activist. In New York, a Big Apple physician penned an editorial against the Governor’s proposed soft drink tax, writing that there’s no…
Posted April 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Animals > People?

“Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has…
Posted April 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

Salt Assault Heads Down Slippery, Grainy Slope

The big news this week is that salt is officially the latest target in the national fight to control the American diet. The Washington Post originally reported on Tuesday that the FDA…
Posted April 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Dredging Up Sushi Scares

Today the American Museum of Natural History and researchers at Rutgers University with longstanding ties to seafood scare campaigns are reporting the results of some tuna sushi analysis in…
Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

“The View” Can’t See Straight on High Fructose Corn Syrup

On Friday, ABC's The View invited Phil Lempert, the self-anointed supermarket “guru,” to talk about high fructose corn syrup. Sound like a recipe for disaster? We thought so. We pointed…
Posted April 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

“Low-Carbon” Meat? Not On Our Budgets

A survey conducted by the UK-funded Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) finds that few consumers are willing to pay extra for meat that boasts a lower carbon…
Posted April 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the so-called “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) is an umbrella group that represents thousands of pet shelters. But as you…
Posted April 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

PCRM: The Doctor Is Out (of Line)

If there’s one thing everyone should know about the phony “doctors” group known as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), it’s that its leaders are vehement vegetarians…
Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:00 am