Big Fat Lies (page 3)

We All Eat This Ingredient – Is it Really Bad?

Welcome, readers to the well-trodden soil trampled by numerous junk “latest studies” and their cousin, the baseless activist food scare. The latest is that eating bread—yes, bread,…
Posted February 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Activist Poll Misleads California

Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels…
Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:47 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

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

Latest Food Panic Targets Mothers

With ideological activists trying every measure to get foods regulated like alcohol — their openly stated goal — it shouldn’t surprise anyone that activists are trying hard to…
Posted December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Science Prevails After Press Releases Pass Away

Last year, anti-biotechnology activists from France published a paper alleging that a strain of genetically improved corn led to cancer in rats. The publication, conveniently timed in advance of…
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:05 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

Lies, Damn Lies, and Questionnaires

Part of activists’ decade-long quest to declare foods “addictive” like cocaine and other drugs are attempts to define what their dubious “food addiction” — supposedly an industry-caused reason for…
Posted October 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production…
Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

The New Menu Labeling: From Information to Misdirection

The recently concluded campaign by the food police to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menu boards appears unlikely to seriously change obesity rates. A significant body of research indicates…
Posted September 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm