Archive: Oct 2011

Health Foods, or Slick Marketing?

We’ve long been skeptical of the health halo of “organic” foods. We’ve seen overwhelming evidence that the claims that “organic is better for you” or…
Posted October 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

Celebrate “Food Day” with a Bologna Sandwich

Today is a day that only comes once a year. No, not the day retailers forget Halloween and Thanksgiving and put out their Christmas decorations even earlier than last…
Posted October 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Ignore Science. Any Surprise?

It’s been a busy week, but this article by Reason magazine’s Katherine Mangu-Ward in the October 14 Washington Post deserves mention because it gets so much right. You’d…
Posted October 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Tampa Tribune Talks Sense on Food Advertising

While some newspapers would like you to take any public-health scold with an M.D. at his word, a recent Tampa Tribune editorial on the federal Interagency Working…
Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Is Food the Earth’s Worst Enemy?

The radical Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) can’t seem to go a day without lecturing the 99 percent of the country that doesn’t share its vegan…
Posted October 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Michelle Obama’s Pig-Out

You wouldn’t think Michelle Obama, a leading anti-obesity spokeswoman, would go on Paula Deen’s show, considering the celebrity chef is famed for her southern fried cooking. And you…
Posted October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

Sugar Cops Sour on Cereal

For the amount of flack that “Big Food” takes from finger-wagging activists, here’s an interesting statistic: General Mills has increased its spending on health and wellness by 75%, The…
Posted October 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

Don’t Let Bloomberg’s Food Cops Go Global

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is legendary among the nation’s food police (and notorious among consumer-choice advocates), having already banned trans fats in restaurants, grossed out his…
Posted October 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

Dairy Bureaucracy Milks Consumers

The federal farm bill will soon be up for consideration, so it’s no surprise to see activists and stakeholders jockeying to influence farm policy for the next few years.
Posted October 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

If you follow us regularly, then no doubt you saw that the misnamed “Physicians Committee” for Responsible Medicine, a PETA-linked animal rights group, recently put up a…
Posted October 5, 2011 at 12:00 am