Archive: Jul 2012

Facts Don’t Match Agenda? Say They Don’t Matter!

One of the tenets of the animal-rights and environmentalist gospel is that meat production has an overwhelmingly negative impact on the environment beyond that of the rest of modern…
Posted July 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Cartoon: Not Exactly the Olympics

The Olympic Games are underway in London, and that has people thinking about the role of physical activity on health and body weight. And with new evidence that physical inactivity…
Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Agriculture Department Gags on Anti-Ag Campaign

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was at the center of a brief firestorm this week after a newsletter endorsing the “Meatless Monday” semi-vegetarian campaign appeared…
Posted July 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Food Cop’s “Concession” Stand Hawks Hot Air

You wouldn’t expect Kelly Brownell — the architect of the Twinkie tax and head of Yale’s activist Rudd Center — to say something nice about a Twinkie,…
Posted July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hold the Snob’s Nobel Nomination

One man stands against the medical establishment. Apparently, one man knows the truth about milk. (He also likes cheese, but that’s okay.) He’s not the medical gadfly…
Posted July 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Soda Ban Illogic

As we noted yesterday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hearing public comments today on Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban. And in what…
Posted July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

A Critical Moment for Consumer Choice

Tomorrow, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will hear public comments on the portion-size soda prohibition proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s hand-picked bureaucrats…
Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

CCF On Air: Talking Truth to Food Taxes

We mentioned it in passing, but in case you missed it, a Nevada legislator, Harvey Munford, resurrected a proposal to place an as-yet-undetermined tax on “junk food.”…
Posted July 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Cartoon: The Wages of Office Jobs

The British medical journal The Lancet is running a series on the positive impact of physical activity on public health, which we covered yesterday. Researchers found that up to 5…
Posted July 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Power of Physical Activity Reaffirmed

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, the U.K. medical journal The Lancet is running a series of papers on physical activity and public health.
Posted July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm