Archive: Sep 2011

Global Food Government?

The United Nations met recently in New York to discuss public health issues, including non-communicable conditions like obesity. And who other than New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to show up…
Posted September 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Halt the Salt Assault

When America’s self-anointed “food police” compare salt to addictive drugs, you know their compass is more than a little out of whack. But that’s just what the scolds at…
Posted September 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

Likening Hamburgers to Heroin Is a Dopey Comparison

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman started off his Saturday column with promise. He acknowledged that it’s “just plain wrong” to assume that fast food is cheaper…
Posted September 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

Time to Boycott Mark Bittman?

In his latest New York Times column, professional food alarmist Mark Bittman asks whether it’s time to boycott tuna, depending on the success or failure of a new Greenpeace campaign asking companies to…
Posted September 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lunch-Line Losses?

Healthy-school-lunch reformers were pleased last year to see the passage of federal legislation mandating changes in what school cafeterias can serve. But according to The New York Times, these reforms may…
Posted September 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Exercising the Food Demons

A new study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases looks at why maintaining weight loss in the long term is such an elusive…
Posted September 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Feds Press Dr. Oz Over Juice Scare

We’ve long pointed out that “scarecrow” Dr. Oz’s TV show is far more about showmanship than any credible advice about food and nutrition. And now we’re not the only ones…
Posted September 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops: Eat Crow

Food-police representatives from the Canadian branch of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) met with more than 140 other nongovernmental organizations in New York this…
Posted September 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

Taking a Scalpel to Forks Over Knives

When the veganism-pushing documentary Forks Over Knives came out on DVD two weeks ago, it became apparent that this movie would be 2011’s mass-hysteria answer to Food…
Posted September 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace: 40 Years of “Anti-Science”

Everybody’s (least) favorite environmental zealot group Greenpeace turns 40 this month. The organization, which started out as a bunch of hippies protesting nuclear weapons testing, has expanded its scope (and budget) in the…
Posted September 8, 2011 at 12:00 am