Archive: Sep 2010

Playgrounds Give Kids the Tools to Get Fit

First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiatives to fight childhood obesity have so far ranged from wishy-washy to downright wrongheaded. But today, the campaign took a promising turn with…
Posted September 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hands Tied Over Murder-Advocating Doctor

Remember Jerry Vlasak? He’s a trauma surgeon and animal rights activist who has advocated for the deaths of other doctors who conduct medical research that uses animals. Two…
Posted September 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Babysitting at the Drive-Thru

Last night city officials in San Francisco heard testimony on a proposal to outlaw serving toys with certain “unhealthy” kids meals. No vote occurred last night, but a…
Posted September 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

One Moo-vement That Doesn’t Make a Latte Sense

The war against all things sweet has taken an even more ridiculous turn. The Orlando Sentinel reported last week that the Florida Board of Education will soon consider…
Posted September 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

With an FDA panel holding hearings this week on whether to allow the first genetically modified animal (salmon) on Americans’ plates, “green” scaremongering is once again rearing its…
Posted September 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Who Says “Junk” Food is Junk?

We hear a lot from self-anointed food police like those at the Center for “Science in the Public Interest” that there are “good” foods and “bad” foods, with…
Posted September 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

Animals vs. Human Animals

Every now and then, an animal rights activist will toss aside all pretenses to common sense and make a truly inane (and frighteningly candid) statement. Today’s case in point:…
Posted September 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Pointing Fingers Over Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech to the restaurant industry last week with a pointed message: Restaurant dishes are to blame for people choosing not to eat healthy…
Posted September 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

Sugar = Sugar

Big news in the food world this week: Producers of high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that’s been a perennial punching bag for food activists, want to change…
Posted September 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Internet’s Most Honest Seafood Calculator

Our HowMuchFish.com website is a quick resource for people looking to figure out, well, how much fish they should be eating to reap all of seafood’s health benefits…
Posted September 15, 2010 at 12:00 am