Hey, Teachers: Leave That Milk Alone!
(March 30th, 2012)
We’ve noted before that chocolate milk is both a favorite choice of thirsty schoolchildren and a favorite target of anti-milk and anti-sweets activists. Two stories, one from West Virginia and the other from North Carolina, provide yet more evidence that … Continue reading
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HumaneWatch Billboards Hit Times Square — And HSUS
(March 29th, 2012)
With billboards in New York City’s Times Square, today the Center for Consumer Freedom’s HumaneWatch project is advising Americans to “read the fine print” before donating to the Humane Society of the United States. Public polling shows that over two-thirds … Continue reading
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Activists, Tell Us What You Really Feel
(March 28th, 2012)
There is a theory of political dynamics — called the “Overton window” after the political scientist that articulated it — that holds that certain policies are thinkable and others are unthinkable. With that in mind, consider the recent interview with … Continue reading
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Offal for Me, But Not for Ye
(March 27th, 2012)
With the makers of boneless lean beef trimmings – pejoratively tarred as “pink slime”— suspending operations at three of their four plants, the activists’ whirlwind campaign against hamburger meat may soon finish. The probable result of all the hoopla will … Continue reading
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Lies, Damn Lies, and (Food) Statistics
(March 26th, 2012)
As we wrote recently at The Daily Caller, the latest study finding a link between red meat and mortality has flaws. Notably, the data requires participants to remember meals they ate months before. Walter Willett, a Harvard researcher behind the new … Continue reading
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Ex-PETA VP: Omnivores are Like Racists or Something
(March 23rd, 2012)
You might remember that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (the ones they don’t kill, anyway) recently sued Sea World, claiming that the park’s famous performing whales were actually slaves. The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac made fun of PETA … Continue reading
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A Red Light for Marion Nestle’s Calorie Advice
(March 22nd, 2012)
New York University professor Marion Nestle isn’t known for having a high opinion of the ability of “ordinary mortals” to choose their own food. She also lacks respect for the First Amendment rights of those with whom she disagrees. Elsewhere, … Continue reading
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Cookies Equal Cocaine? Scientists Say It Ain’t So
(March 21st, 2012)
The latest fad in obesity research is to claim that Americans are fat because “fatty food addictive as cocaine,” to borrow from a Bloomberg News headline. Needless to say, Kelly “Twinkie Tax” Brownell is pleased by the implications of … Continue reading
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Haughty Hizzoner Hassles Homeless Helpers
(March 20th, 2012)
When last we checked on the New York City Department of Health, they were publishing radically oversimplified advertisements attacking sodas and burgers with a doctored photo. But now, Food Cop in Chief Michael Bloomberg has outdone even these extreme measures … Continue reading
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Politicized Health Might Take Choice out of American Diets
(March 19th, 2012)
Last week, researchers released a study that showed an association between mortality and the consumption of red and processed meat based on two surveys of healthcare professionals. As our executive director writes at The Daily Caller today, that result is … Continue reading
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