Archive: May 2013

Food Companies Beat Soda Tax in Calorie Cut Challenge

Readers of The Washington Post were greeted with a full-page announcement by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation that the companies participating had achieved their goal of reducing the…
Posted May 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Bittman Dismisses Basis for His Bestseller

A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, usually a scold-friendly issuer of hundred-page reports demanding social engineering of food choices, dropped a bombshell by declaring…
Posted May 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Another Soda Tax Bites the Dust

With state legislative seasons wrapping up and official deadlines approaching, activists placed their hopes to end beverage freedom on a California soda tax proposal. Now, legislators have placed…
Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Potato Scold Says Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Fat Little Lies

Walter Willett — last seen expressing sympathy for the health effects of living in international poverty after blaming the humble potato for the nation’s love handles…
Posted May 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lefty Lapdogs Hail Hypocrisy in Federal Court

With the scent of scandal surrounding the White House and the federal bureaucracy, you would think that the “watchdogs” at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington…
Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

No Rest for California Soda Freedom Advocates

Yesterday, a California Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposal, Senate Bill 622, to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state. (If that doesn’t…
Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Hyperbole Ban Would Put Food Snobs Out of Business

After spending the better part of the last year or so being reamed by a Yale professor, a former National Cancer Institute official, and a fellow…
Posted May 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Salt: Just Don’t Overdo It!

If you listen to the food scolds at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), adding some salt to your food is essentially mainlining cocaine. Michael…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Menu Labels Move From Calorie Facts to Metabolic Fiction

One of the less-remarked upon provisions of the national healthcare law passed in 2010 was a standardized calorie reporting requirement for restaurant menus in chains with more than…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

New Book Claims Cupcakes and iPhones Are Crack

We thought that peak hysteria over the scientifically dubious notion of “food addiction” had arrived when a co-host of a show sponsored by the inventors of the Venti…
Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm