Archive: Oct 2010

Big Apple Bureaucrats in Soda Scam Cover-Up

New York City Mayor (and professional irritant) Michael Bloomberg has launched an all-out war against food and drink, particularly soda. Tossing and turning every night over the prospect that someone…
Posted October 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Halloween Scares: Activists and Organic Food

Forget vampires and Snooki. The scariest thing to dress up as this Halloween is a food activist. While most people spend the end of October buying candy and planning…
Posted October 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Fast Food Ad Guru Rebrands Himself

Alex Bogusky was an advertising firebrand renowned as a groundbreaking idea machine. He created the Burger King royalty, the oversized fast-food icon that made BK some giant profits. He’s also done work for Domino’s and Coca-Cola.
Posted October 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Kelly Kapowski Serves Up Fishy Complaint

Media outlets and activist groups seem to love regurgitating the myth that eating store-bought tuna can cause mercury poisoning. And every so often, a new celebrity will come out…
Posted October 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

Finally Fact Checking the Claims Against Corn Sugar

Professional busybodies have spent years wringing their hands over high fructose corn syrup, that “everywhere” sugar used to sweeten many foods. An intense fear-mongering campaign sought to tie high…
Posted October 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

Clever Changes, Not Nattering Nannies, Inspire Healthier Eating

For years America’s self-anointed “food police” have targeted schools in their quest to impose heavy-handed policies on what people eat and drink—even to the point of cupcake bans.
Posted October 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Fear-mongering Industry Fights the Facts

There’s no shortage of activist groups that make a living breathlessly creating scares about everything from fish to farming to french fries. Usually their tactics, though…
Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Wonder Why a Cheeseburger Isn’t an Assault Weapon

We’ve seen plenty of hysterical bouts of food scaremongering from self-anointed haters of anything tasty, but today’s hyperbole should get some kind of award. Leslie Samuelrich, chief of staff…
Posted October 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

On Wednesday we took a look at Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new proposal to ban poor people from buying soda with food stamps. As we pointed out,…
Posted October 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Is the Carrot Mightier Than the Brownie?

Self-anointed food elitists have identified several fronts in their war to control what you eat and how your food is made, from “traffic light” warning labels to…
Posted October 14, 2010 at 12:00 am