Archive: Apr 2012

Memo to the CDC: Food isn’t Tobacco

In two weeks, a new documentary called The Weight of the Nation will air on HBO to attempt to add to the public dialogue about obesity. From the…
Posted April 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Evidence Mounts: Organic Crops Underperform

A few months ago, researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands found unsurprisingly that conventionally produced crops out-yielded organic crops. More research has confirmed this finding: Researchers…
Posted April 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

CSPI’s Latest Salt Trick, With a Dash of Unintended Consequences

We weren’t surprised when the latest anti-salt activity from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) hit the wires today. This is from…
Posted April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

CSPI Wants a More Effective Scare Machine

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) must envy the power of “ick.” After years of calling fettucine alfredo a “heart attack on a plate,” saying…
Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

So Kelly, What Else Is Wishful Thinking?

It seems that Yale University’s Kelly “Twinkie Tax” Brownell has had an epiphany. Alas, it is not that soda taxes make a pathetically small impact on obesity. In…
Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Healthy Habits Study Busts Obesity Myths

Much to the chagrin of activists who think that obesity is the new tobacco, new evidence published in the Journal of the American Board of…
Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

A Weak Case for Sugar Persecution

Sugar scolding in the school of Robert “We I.D. (For Soda)” Lustig is the latest trend among America’s food police, but few ask how strong…
Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Food Marketing Bans Take a Beating

We’re not the only ones pleased by a federal judge’s dismissal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) lawsuit over toys in…
Posted April 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

The Vegans Who Cried “Poop”

The misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (less than 10 percent of its members are physicians) wants you to worry about your chicken. Actually, PCRM doesn’t want…
Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

America’s Real Obesity Crisis

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s latest frivolous food lawsuit may have been tossed from a California courtroom, but activist attorneys are targeting family farms, making hay over caramel…
Posted April 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm