Dr. Oz: Animal Rights Activist?
(April 28th, 2011)
Daytime television’s self-promoting “YOU Doc” Dr. Mehmet Oz entertained us Wednesday with his assault on meat and dairy, offering up his talk show's couch to a vegan activist group that twists medical research to claim non-tofu proteins come with major health risks. In typical Oz fashion, he promised to...
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Britain’s Jamie Oliver Targets American Kids’ Moo-Juice
(April 27th, 2011)
Television food scold Jamie Oliver has finally found an ally to help him infiltrate the Los Angeles Unified School District. Newly appointed Superintendent John Deasy appeared with Oliver Tuesday on a late-night talk show to announce the target of their joint food revolution: flavored milk. Deasy said he and Oliver...
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The Truth about HSUS Shines in Times Square
(April 26th, 2011)
When the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently visited New York City to promote his new book, we were there to greet him with a billboard that lets his animal-rights organization’s cat out of the proverbial bag. Contrary to most Americans’ beliefs,...
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Scaremongers to Consumers: Just Take Our Word for It
(April 25th, 2011)
We’ve written extensively about professional do-gooders who have little respect for pesky things like “evidence” and “burden of proof.” Not when saving us from ourselves is Job one. This month the Food and Drug Administration criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) decades-old crusade...
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When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet
(April 22nd, 2011)
In a simpler time, helping the Earth involved recycling and chastising litterbugs. But the annual “Earth Day” has become a platform for environmental and animal rights activists to promote their latest scare campaigns and demonize your personal choices. Among other things, self-anointed protectors of Mother Earth have used Earth...
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California Soda Tax Is a Budget Band-Aid
(April 21st, 2011)
In a new study today, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is promoting a penny-per-ounce “sin” tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Supporters of this nanny-state initiative anticipate it will generate nearly $2 billion annually. They claim the money will ultimately be spent combating...
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Parental Wisdom Trumps School Diet Dogma
(April 20th, 2011)
Anti-obesity crusaders seem to have forgotten that children have taste buds, too. Mary Poppins, the original Super Nanny, would surely tell these food finger-waggers about the value of “a spoonful of sugar” in helping kids get the nutrition they need without all the fuss. Public school officials in Fairfax County,...
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Super Supporter Goes to Bat for Consumer Freedom
(April 19th, 2011)
Irreverent celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has no reservations about a lot of things, including “adult Americans’ right to eat themselves to death.” That might be a little extreme, but it hints at Bourdain’s worldview with respect to food. We caught a glimpse of that last night during...
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Food Cop Arrests Easter Bunny
(April 18th, 2011)
As parents and children make their final preparations for Easter Sunday, some nutritional nags are plotting an offensive against two enemies they say go hand-in-hand: the Easter Bunny and his stockpile of CMDs (Candies of Metabolic Destruction). Their primary objective? To drive the rogue rabbit underground before he detonates...
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A Dose of Skepticism for Public-Health Advice
(April 15th, 2011)
There's no reason anyone should doubt the advice of his or her family doctor. Physicians who know your medical history generally have your best interests at heart. But when media-seeking experts in lab coats publish opinions in support of a political agenda instead of a purely medical one, it’s...
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