Archive: Jan 2012

Trial Bar Hopes For Legally Modified Payday

Genetically modified (GM) food may have the potential to feed an ever-growing world population, but it just can’t catch a break from activist scaremongering. Combine misinformed propaganda…
Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Soda Taxes Are Ineffective, Outdated

As expected, the new year brought a new push from do-gooder public health activists intent on taxing soft drinks. In Oregon, advocates proposed a ballot initiative to place a penny-per-ounce wholesale tax on…
Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

If CSPI Ran the Cookie Drive

Even symbols of Americana like Girl Scout cookies aren’t immune from the food police, so we wondered what the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)…
Posted January 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Wealthy Conspiracy Theory Peddler Attacks Family Farm

It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that…
Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Junk Food in Schools Not the Culprit

If sprinkles-hating MeMe Roth was the national education czar, then schools across the country would be purged of everything from birthday cupcakes (replaced by birthday salads) to Halloween candy…
Posted January 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Laughing at PCRM, Not with PCRM

It’s no surprise that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is behind the ridiculous new billboards attacking cheese. The two new billboards, located near Albany, NY, show a man’s belly…
Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Comic Relief for Friends of Organic Snobs

The IFC comedy Portlandia premiered last January. A sketch comedy about the “wheat-germy, hippie-ish environs of Portland, Ore.,” the show would be amiss without featuring some of the…
Posted January 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Raise Taxes or Shoot Hoops?

In a new study published in Health Affairs, researchers estimate that a nationwide penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would reduce consumption by a whopping 9 calories per day.
Posted January 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

Make Your Own New York Subway Ad

Make Your Own New York Subway Ad By now you’ve probably heard of the latest round of food-fear ads from the New York City Department of Health and Mental…
Posted January 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Which Way to Remedial Statistics?

The New York City Department of Health (Hype), whose 2009 anti-soda PSAs played fast and loose with nutrition science, is once again straining credulity with another campaign of…
Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:42 am