Archive: Jul 2013

New York City Rebuked Again By State Courts

The ruling of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division for the First District makes it quite clear that food scolds were right to be worried…
Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:08 am

Helping People Help Themselves

We have noted the phenomenon of the “health halo” before — a notional belief about a food’s healthfulness, justified or not, that counterintuitively leads to less healthy eating…
Posted July 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

CSPI Applauds Taking Toys From Kids

Earlier today, Taco Bell announced it has decided to stop selling kids meals and toys in all of its U.S. restaurants. So, naturally, the Center for Science in the…
Posted July 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Food Tax Headquarters Names New Leader

As we noted back in January when the move was announced, Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell recently moved to head Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Maybe they…
Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

Menu Labeling Falls Short Once Again

Before soda bans and food taxes, activists demanded labeling calories on menu boards. We warned that a significant body of research indicated that it might not reduce calories…
Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?

Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount…
Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Unscientific Assault on Sugar-Free Soda

Soft drink scolds — the kind of people who back the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) call for soda Prohibition or Kelly “Big…
Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Locavore Capital Losing Its Chefs?

We’ve written before on how the would-be prophet of the “food movement,” Michael Pollan, and his devout locavore followers – aka, people who refuse to eat anything from outside of their 100-mile “foodshed” – …
Posted July 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

CSPI & Scare Tactics: More of the Same

Katherine Bishop and Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest took to The Hill recently to lament the fact that the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention…
Posted July 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

The White House’s High Calorie Kids’ Meal

The 2013 White House Kids State Dinner is supposedly centered on healthy and affordable recipes to curb childhood obesity. Children from fifty states, three territories, and the…
Posted July 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm