Archive: Oct 2012

Killjoys After Your Halloween Candy

Members of the anti-food-pleasure brigade such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) have attacked Halloween trick-or-treating for years. We, however, have defended…
Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Folding Newsmagazine Endorses Fishy Food Theory

Newsweek, which recently announced it would cease print publication, is the latest media outlet to be suckered by the most resilient fad in food-bashing. The blog-to-be printed…
Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: The World’s Best-Known Convicted Dogfighter—and HSUS Ally—Is Back, Canadians Say Food Is not Tobacco, and More

In case you missed it, our HumaneWatch project released a full-page advertisement in USA Today criticizing the outrageous image rehabilitation that the Humane Society of…
Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy

We have been pointing out for some time that many anti-biotech activists “go on feelings” instead of using scientific evidence. Now, the Center for Science in…
Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Will D.C. Give Soda Capital Punishment?

The problem with localities coming up with bad ideas is that they have an annoying tendency to spread like a disease, and the recent bozo idea of banning certain…
Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Diet Soda Smacked with “Latest Study” Nonsense

If you’re a regular here, you’ll be familiar with our disdain for “the latest study.” Good science comes from replicating results from well-defined examinations. Sometimes media-hyped “latest studies”…
Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Weil Quacks Like a Food Nanny Duck

Andrew Weil, member of the advisory board of the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a person not known as a proponent of evidence-based science, somehow wound up being…
Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

CCF Hops the Pond While “Food Addiction” Jumps the Shark

Our Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson at the Centre for Consumer Freedom took our message worldwide this week. He was a guest on the BBC’s Newsnight, facing off against panelist Aseem…
Posted October 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Activists On Repeat

At least Michael Pollan is honest in his attempts to conjure up phony outrage to support his life’s work. As he wrote in The New York Times over the weekend:…
Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm