Archive: Oct 2013

Freaked-Out Food Cops Suck Fun Out Of Halloween

Look out, children of Fargo, North Dakota: Your town is the latest to fall victim to the food police. In true Soup Nazi fashion, one house will tell…
Posted October 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm

The Nanny, Unleashed

On December 31, Michael Bloomberg will leave the mayoralty of New York City. Unfortunately, that probably won’t reduce the impact the meddlesome multibillionaire will try to have on Americans’…
Posted October 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does not represent mainstream scientific views on the health risks from chemicals. According to a survey conducted for the George Mason University Statistical Assessment…
Posted October 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Soda Tax Descends into San Francisco

Roughly a year after their Bay Area counterparts in Richmond rejected a $1.28 per gallon tax on soft drinks by two-to-one, San Francisco City Supervisor Scott Wiener…
Posted October 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

WARNING: This Food is Safe

A journalism professor writing on Scientific American’s blog this week dissents from the view of the editorial board of the esteemed publication, which recently wrote that mandatory labeling…
Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Food Day: The One Holiday without a Feast

For the third year in a row (after a thirty-year hiatus) the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “celebration” of Food Day.
Posted October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Divide-and-Conquer War on Soda Moves to Hollywood

Fresh off petitioning the FDA to do an end-run around democracy and ban Americans’ chosen colas, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken…
Posted October 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Pseudo-Religious Crusade Against Agriculture Hits Washington

Last week, the first ballots were mailed out in Washington State’s elections, which include a ballot question, I-522, that would mandate the labeling of foods produced using modern scientific…
Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Are Oreos Really Addicting? … Hmmm Maybe Not

Activists are getting a bunch of publicity for their latest cause from Connecticut College, where undergraduates have discovered that mice prefer cookies to rice cakes. This shouldn’t shock anyone,…
Posted October 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Should Americans Be “Peasants” Who Eat Only (Organic) Crops?

The U.N. declares October 16 World Food Day annually, so the chattering classes are talking about how to feed a growing world population. Are they discussing employing science-based agricultural…
Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm