Killjoys After Your Halloween Candy
(October 31st, 2012)
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 the practice, because kids should have fun while they’re kids. When trial lawyers were … Continue reading
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Folding Newsmagazine Endorses Fishy Food Theory
(October 30th, 2012)
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 a story on “food addiction,” the theory that cookies are nothing more than … Continue reading
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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
(October 30th, 2012)
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 the United States (not to be confused with your local humane society) offered Michael Vick. … Continue reading
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Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy
(October 25th, 2012)
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 the Public Interest (CSPI) is telling us that’s exactly what’s behind many regulations. According to the Los Angeles … Continue reading
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Will D.C. Give Soda Capital Punishment?
(October 24th, 2012)
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 soda cup sizes started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg … Continue reading
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Diet Soda Smacked with “Latest Study” Nonsense
(October 23rd, 2012)
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” are so badly designed they get dismissed by national science academies, like … Continue reading
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This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More
(October 19th, 2012)
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 balking at local soda taxes in California. The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board also hasn’t been … Continue reading
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Weil Quacks Like a Food Nanny Duck
(October 18th, 2012)
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 the keynote speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia.  As … Continue reading
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CCF Hops the Pond While “Food Addiction” Jumps the Shark
(October 17th, 2012)
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 Malhotra, who argued that studies show sugar is toxic and “drives appetite,” and that foods high … Continue reading
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Activists On Repeat
(October 16th, 2012)
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: People like me throw the term around loosely, partly because we … Continue reading
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