Trial Bar Hopes For Legally Modified Payday
(January 31st, 2012)
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 with trial lawyers who want to diversify their income out of the ambulance-chasing business, and food … Continue reading
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Soda Taxes Are Ineffective, Outdated
(January 30th, 2012)
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 sugary soft drinks. A Portland physician modeled the measure after a 2009 proposal by Kelly “Twinkie … Continue reading
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9 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS
(January 27th, 2012)
A few years back, we released a handout called “7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS” as part of our effort to expose the true nature of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Most people do not know that HSUS doesn’t operate … Continue reading
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If CSPI Ran the Cookie Drive
(January 26th, 2012)
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) and other scolds might do to them next. Sound crazy? CSPI originally defended … Continue reading
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Wealthy Conspiracy Theory Peddler Attacks Family Farm
(January 24th, 2012)
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 the group hasn’t been busy making life difficult for the families that … Continue reading
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Junk Food in Schools Not the Culprit
(January 20th, 2012)
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 to Valentine’s Day candy-grams. But hey, aren’t all those sugary treats making kids … Continue reading
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Laughing at PCRM, Not with PCRM
(January 19th, 2012)
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 fat and a woman’s thigh fat with the respective captions “Your Abs on Cheese” and “Your Thighs on … Continue reading
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Comic Relief for Friends of Organic Snobs
(January 18th, 2012)
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 latest “foodie” trends. A two-and-a-half-minute trailer shows a couple attempting to order chicken—only to pummel the waitress with questions. Is … Continue reading
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Raise Taxes or Shoot Hoops?
(January 13th, 2012)
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. Nine calories, that’s it? After all of the huffing and puffing over needing to tax sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity and … Continue reading
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Make Your Own New York Subway Ad
(January 12th, 2012)
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 Hygiene. A little over a year after the public discovered that … Continue reading
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