Big Fat Lies (page 3)

Latest Obesity Study Doesn’t Say Much, Despite Alarmist Headlines

A new bodyweight study from The Lancet says (surprise!) the number of overweight and obese people has risen drastically since 1980 and it’s time for (surprise!) “urgent global…
Posted May 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Michael Pollan’s Greatest Laugh Lines

Last week in The New Yorker, Michael Pollan – a UC-Berkeley journalism professor, an activist, an author, and a journalist — was portrayed as a civil debater who can fairly argue against…
Posted April 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food

Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately,…
Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

FDA Clears BPA… Again

Bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that makes plastic shatterproof and protects canned food from spoilage, has for some time now been the trophy prize that agenda-driven, junk-scientists have…
Posted March 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

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