Archive: Mar 2011

BMI Report Cards Get Another “A” in Humiliation

One emerging feel-good policy for fighting childhood obesity involves schools sending Body Mass Index (BMI) “reports” to parents in hopes of educating them about their kids’ weight. But like…
Posted March 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lawmakers Shield States From Frivolous Food Suits

There's nothing new about lawsuit-happy activists and trial lawyers trying to sue the pants off of restaurants that have the audacity to serve customers food that they ordered.
Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

News Flash: Parents Can Help Kids Overcome Obesity

A new study focused on helping pre-teens overcome childhood obesity shows that parents could be the most effective weapon in the battle against the bulge. Obesity researchers…
Posted March 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

CSPI Paints a Rainbow of Fear Over Food Dyes

After spending more than a decade scaring parents silly about poisoning their kids’ bodies and minds with “riotously colored processed foods,” America’s most notorious food cop rejoiced in Friday’s…
Posted March 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace Ignores the Sound of Science

Some British officials admit they’re “terrified” to counter the baseless attacks of radical environmental organizations that negatively affect public perception of genetically modified (GM) foods. They say these…
Posted March 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bureaucrats Hope Soda Tax Will Make It Rain in Sunny California

Big-government bureaucrats in cash-strapped California are hoping to plug their $25 billion budget gap with sin taxes levied on beverages sweetened with sugar. Before undecided California lawmakers decide whether…
Posted March 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Daytime TV Doc’s Diagnosis Is (Still) Fear

Saturated fats aren’t always associated with being healthy. But have you ever wondered why we think that way? Perhaps it’s because food scolds have done a better job fearmongering…
Posted March 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Biotech Crops Could Crush Global Hunger

A founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the global food crisis could be more readily averted — if only…
Posted March 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

Runners Outpace Obesity Hype at L.A. Marathon

What do a svelte marathon veteran and a 400-pound sumo wrestler have in common? Both completed the Los Angeles Marathon yesterday, and their personal stories are testaments against the…
Posted March 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Poll: Americans Oppose Big-Government Regulation of Plastic Bags

A large majority of American consumers opposes efforts by big-government bureaucrats to regulate the type of bags they use to carry groceries home. These poll numbers arrive at a…
Posted March 17, 2011 at 12:00 am