Archive: Aug 2013

(Another) Soda Ban Gets the Can

We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite …
Posted August 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in…
Posted August 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The Anti-Soda Empire Strikes Back in San Jose

One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other…
Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

NPR to Robert Lustig: You Hurt, Not Help, Your Cause

We’ve written before about the grossly exaggerated accusations against sugars made by Robert Lustig in his self-righteous crusade to turn public opinion against them. From flawed studies purportedly linking…
Posted August 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Newest Food Addiction Claims: More of the Misguided Same

We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is…
Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

U.S. Obesity Projections Still Questionable

We wrote late last spring about a bogus projection from health economists touted by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by…
Posted August 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps

When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne…
Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

Fishy Food Theory Attacks Zero-Calorie Product?

When the introduction to a newspaper opinion piece reads, “An addict tries to cut back because of its health hazards,” we typically envision a drug addict combatting an addiction to illicit…
Posted August 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

CREW Silent About “Filthy Filner”

The so-called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a self-billed “watchdog” of politicians, has a problem: It’s really just a left-wing lapdog, as more people are learning…
Posted August 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Brits Bring Back Bogus Attack on Food

In a very long piece in Britain’s The Guardian, a writer steps into the same pit that so many other commentators (many of whom should know better)…
Posted August 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm