Archive: May 2010

Experts to FDA: Time to Update Fish Recommendations

We’ve pointed out many times that Americans’ hysteria over trace levels of mercury in fish is just that—hysteria. The health risks from mercury (some of which is all-natural)…
Posted May 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Spraying Context on Organic’s Pesticide Claims

With the recent release of a new review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it now seems pretty well established that organic foods aren’t any nutritionally better…
Posted May 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

CSPI “Awards” More of the Same (Drivel)

It seems like it’s been a while since the nutritional purists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest last pulled a hyperbolic snack-hating stunt. But we knew…
Posted May 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

Organic’s Nutritional Superiority (Still) Nonexistent

Another study, another dose of reality for organic-only foodies. A review published this month in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that the evidence from previous studies…
Posted May 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

Shaking Up the Nanny State

As the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee considers its options before releasing its official nutritional recommendations this year, it’s clear that the latest push is against salt. Backed by…
Posted May 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Fitness Proof Is in the Presidential Pudding

Phil Vettel, the Chicago Tribune’s food critic, notes a certain whiff of hypocrisy in First Lady Michelle Obama’s food-focused campaign to solve Americans’ weight woes. While she’s preaching about…
Posted May 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

Nutritional Wizardry Not So Wonderful

Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz doesn’t claim to be a “supermarket guru” when he slams high fructose corn syrup, but he does have an M.D. That’s why it’s…
Posted May 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Morose Meals: Not Exactly a Kid-Pleaser

By now, it seems the most pundits (except MeMe Roth and the grinches at the Center for Science in the Public Interest) have shown disapproval at Santa…
Posted May 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

Taking the Fizz Out of Soft Drink Taxes

By now you’re probably well versed in why soft drink taxes won’t work. (If not, read this.) It’s a realization that’s making rounds in the political world, as we’ve…
Posted May 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

White House and Obesity: Carrot or Stick?

Today the White House released a comprehensive report about recommended tactics to fight childhood obesity. Some of the report is certainly worthwhile, like its efforts to tackle “food…
Posted May 11, 2010 at 12:00 am