Big Fat Lies (page 10)

New Study Predicts Life Expectancies Will Be Longer in 2040

A favorite the-sky-is-falling claim of anti-food crusaders like Twinkie tax godfather Kelly Brownell and David Ludwig is, “Children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” We have…
Posted September 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Cheese Curls: Not The New Meth

The New York Times’ health blog today proposes a question that Center for Science in the Public Interest president Michael Jacobson, America’s top food cop, recently…
Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Scary Statistic Alert: Will Half of Americans Be Obese By 2030?

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released its annual “F as in Fat” report on obesity today, and it now comes with predictions of what obesity rates will look like…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Memo to Activists: A Brown Liquid Is Not A Green Leaf

We’ve been counting the ways that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s soda ban is a bad idea for slowing obesity. Let’s add another one. Dr. David…
Posted September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

A Magic Bullet Called “Addiction”

With new studies purporting to equate ice cream and heroin, we can’t help but recall one psychiatrist’s warning that “the word ‘addiction’ is perilously close to losing any meaning.” A …
Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

The “Social Engineer’s Manifesto” Is Still Flawed

It’s that time of year again. No, not back-to-school, but the time of year that the Trust for America’s Health releases its annual report calling the nation’s anti-obesity policy…
Posted August 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Cause of Big Bodies Is Still Small Choices

It’s refreshing to see that actual scientists who don’t parrot the usual activist line can get their studies mentioned in a major newspaper every so often (though we…
Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Magical Beans Grow on Bittman’s Farm

New York Times writer Mark Bittman took a brief respite from his pseudoscientific crusade against moo-juice to “Celebrate the Farmer” in his column today. So,…
Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Enjoying Food with Julia

In case you missed it, famed television chef Julia Child would have turned 100 last week. We marked the centenary over the weekend in the Charlotte Observer,…
Posted August 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

New Yorkers Say No

The bureaucrats may have decided to affirm (or expand) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size prohibition for restaurant, stadium, movie theater, and food cart sodas…
Posted August 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm