Archive: Aug 2011

Salt Causes Dementia, Eh? Not So Fast.

With the publication of two studies in the past few months tripping up the War on Salt, a new study threatens to give ammo to the…
Posted August 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Al Gore: Meat = Global Warming

Former Vice President Al Gore is well known for his advocacy work on climate-change issues. But a new interview with Gore is making waves—and not just for his…
Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fish-Oil Salesman Puts Poor Children at Risk

Dr. Joseph Mercola has a lot of strange ideas (like his comparison of chicken nuggets to Silly Putty), but the Internet’s most famous osteopath couldn’t be more self-servingly…
Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

FDA Fries Acrylamide Hype

When law students resort to suing their alma mater, it may signal a weak employment market for the litigiously inclined. Unfortunately, some California lawyers have been…
Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

In defense of genetically modified (GM) foods, Nina V. Fedoroff – a professor of biology at Penn State and the former science and technology adviser to the secretary of…
Posted August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

News Roundup: A Phony “Watchdog” and Fishy Food Fears

August may be a traditionally slow news cycle, but we’re lighting up the media. In Roll Call, a popular publication among the Capitol Hill crowd and DC policy wonks,…
Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Salt Police Go Global

In commentary published online today by the British Medical Journal, public health activists call for a global campaign to reduce salt consumption. With their eyes on an upcoming United Nations meeting…
Posted August 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bittman’s Regulatory Proposal Bites Off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman fancies himself a journalist but his elitist biases in promoting regulations on the foods Americans eat would earn him an F…
Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

How Much Fish? There’s an App for That

These days there’s a lot of fishy fear-mongering about the alleged risks of mercury in seafood. The underlying question is: How much fish is safe to eat? Our popular seafood…
Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Best of the Web Videos

One of the coolest benefits of YouTube is that anyone with a video camera — or even a video function on a cellphone — can become a filmmaker or…
Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:00 am