Archive: Jan 2014

Brownell Protégé Continues Anti-Food Crusade

Kelly Brownell, the portly former director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and now-dean of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has spent…
Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on…
Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Big Organic to POTUS: Deny Science

In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his…
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Sugar Prohibitionists Start Annual Campaigns

Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass…
Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Science Denial at NYU and in the Maine Statehouse

We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs…
Posted January 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Brits Go Nuts over Sugar

The front page of notorious U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail — so notable for hyping scares about everything from cancer to foreigners that somebody made a “…
Posted January 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

California Brings Back Food Ban Bill

As state legislatures convene for their annual sessions, we will shortly see a tsunami of horrible ideas to regulate, tax, and ban our favorite foodstuffs. California looks to be…
Posted January 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm

An Honest Man against Hawaiian Hypocrites

The New York Times, which serves as a frequent mouthpiece for organic food shill Michael Pollan and has anti-biotechnology activist Mark Bittman on its payroll, recently published an…
Posted January 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Science Hypocrites Hail Cheerios Pander

The Wall Street Journal reports that certain varieties of Cheerios breakfast cereal will be produced using ingredients not produced from genetically improved crops. Like the craze a…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Obesity Crisis or Bulging Government?

Right after now-former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed his ban on large sodas, researchers from the RAND Corporation published a paper in the Centers for…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:21 am