Archive: Feb 2011

CSPI Gives Washingtonians the Toddler Treatment

It’s no secret that the cost of groceries is rising as fuel prices inch towards record levels. So why is The Washington Post pouring the praise on an…
Posted February 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Have a Cow Over Chocolate Milk (Again)

Food activists are once again trying to justify a nationwide ban on a beverage beloved by children and adults alike: chocolate milk. Both nutritious and delicious, chocolate milk is…
Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Michael Pollan’s Mission to Reverse Progress

When food writer Michael Pollan romanticizes the days when our great-grandmothers were preparing meals from scratch, it’s not because he’s craving a taste of the “Old World.” Pollan, warns…
Posted February 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Healthy Cafeteria Food Doesn’t Have to Be “Nasty”

Public schools in many states are eagerly promoting healthy eating for children, and that’s a good first step toward making kids—well, healthier. (If more of them would bring back…
Posted February 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

Organic Activists Pursue Utopia at Any Cost

Unless you live in a so-called “food desert,” chances are excellent that you can find organic produce in your local grocery store. There’s certainly a market for organic…
Posted February 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Dose Makes the Poison (Even if You’re a Rat)

One of America’s foremost authorities on manipulating the media to spark panic among health-conscious consumers is never far from making the news cycle. According to the Center for…
Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Biotech Alfalfa Approval Sprouts Mythology

The federal government recently abandoned a “burdensome” proposal to restrict the planting of biotech alfalfa, sprouting fierce debate among fact-seekers and storytellers alike. Today, we’ll compare notes from…
Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

Phony “Medical” Group Sues Again

Still bitter over the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) not taking its “medical” advice to heart in the 2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, one animal rights group is hoping…
Posted February 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

Taste and Price Still Trump Nanny-State Menu Labeling

Restaurant menu labeling, an ongoing social experiment conducted by anti-obesity crusaders, has consistently failed to save citizens from themselves—which leaves us wondering when nanny-state calorie counters will call it…
Posted February 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Exploit Valentine’s Day (Where is the Love?)

It was just a matter of time. Elementary school administrators in Silverthorne, Colorado have banned children from sharing Valentine's Day greetings with classmates today. Instead, kids are writing down…
Posted February 14, 2011 at 12:00 am