Archive: Mar 2012

Hey, Teachers: Leave That Milk Alone!

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,…
Posted March 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Activists, Tell Us What You Really Feel

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…
Posted March 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Offal for Me, But Not for Ye

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…
Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Lies, Damn Lies, and (Food) Statistics

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…
Posted March 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

A Red Light for Marion Nestle’s Calorie Advice

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…
Posted March 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Cookies Equal Cocaine? Scientists Say It Ain’t So

The latest fad in obesity research is to claim that Americans are fat because “fatty food [is] addictive as cocaine,” to borrow from a Bloomberg News headline.
Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Haughty Hizzoner Hassles Homeless Helpers

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…
Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Politicized Health Might Take Choice out of American Diets

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…
Posted March 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A Vision of Lustig’s World

You might remember the dust-up over an article by Robert Lustig about regulating sugar like alcohol or tobacco. Among his proposed policies was an age requirement to buy…
Posted March 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Foodie Villain of the Week

The current foodie movement villain of the week is ground beef, specifically boneless lean beef trimmings (which they call “pink slime”). What are boneless lean beef trimmings? Well, they’re…
Posted March 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm