Food Is Not Tobacco, No Matter How Much the Trial Bar May Pray
(November 30th, 2011)
Trial attorneys have hoped for the better part of a decade that food companies could be the next deep-pocketed targets for fat-headed lawsuit campaigns. And, despite legal defeats, they still hope for an obese payday. The latest ploy is to … Continue reading
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Food Cops Want Dumbed-Down Labels
(November 29th, 2011)
So-called traffic light labeling on food is nothing new, but it appears some Australians prefer to ignore common sense and push forward with this overly-simplistic food cop idea. The absurdity of labeling food products as good or bad with one of three colors has already been shot down in the UK and by the...
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Another Study Vindicates Salt?
(November 28th, 2011)
Despite the claims of activists who say that table salt is “the deadly white powder you already snort,” medical research continues to find evidence that a moderate sodium intake is better for the average person than a highly restricted, activist-dictated intake. And sure enough, a new study...
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Turkey Day Turkeys
(November 22nd, 2011)
It’s Thanksgiving time again, which means delicious turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Right? Not if the animal rights trifecta gets their way. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine...
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A Comeback for Cupcake Cops?
(November 21st, 2011)
It’s been a few years since overzealous regulators first stepped in to halt the tradition of sharing cupcakes and other sweets at school, but a new study might give these blowhards new ammo.  Researchers found that schoolchildren celebrating birthdays by eating sweets ate up to 450 calories...
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Is Greenpeace Part of a “Green” Racket?
(November 18th, 2011)
Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace who later saw the light, continues to keep a watchful eye on his former comrades.  In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, Moore argues that Greenpeace may be endangering forest conservation in Indonesia by trying to convince public and private entities that...
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Flavored Milk: Public Enemy #1?
(November 17th, 2011)
In the fight about flavored milk in schools, critics of choco moo-juice argue that it should be banned because it has more sugar than regular white milk. The extra calories in milk makes the food police so emotionally upset, that you’d think their childhood puppy drowned in a freak...
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Comparative Advantage: The “Locavore’s Dilemma”
(November 16th, 2011)
Last week, we looked at New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s argument that “It’d be even better, really, if most of came from within a few hundred miles of where we live.” We were skeptical that Bittman’s “locavore” ethics were good for consumers or...
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Federal Milk Price Controls a Sour Scam
(November 14th, 2011)
Today, the government is still wasting taxpayer money on the regulation of milk prices—70-some years and counting. The Federal Milk Marketing Order system (FMMO) was created during the Depression era to dictate price floors for dairy products, with the aim of ensuring that farmers stayed in business and that American families subsequently had local access to affordable milk....
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Fish and Coffee: The Perfect Match?
(November 11th, 2011)
There may already be overwhelming scientific evidence the health benefits from eating fish (all those omega-3s) outweigh the concerns about minor mercury exposure (the EPA’s Reference Dose includes a ten-fold safety cushion against levels of mercury consumption that will cause possible health risks), but scientists...
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