Big Fat Lies (page 5)

Potato Scold Says Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Fat Little Lies

Walter Willett — last seen expressing sympathy for the health effects of living in international poverty after blaming the humble potato for the nation’s love handles…
Posted May 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Menu Labels Move From Calorie Facts to Metabolic Fiction

One of the less-remarked upon provisions of the national healthcare law passed in 2010 was a standardized calorie reporting requirement for restaurant menus in chains with more than…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

New Book Claims Cupcakes and iPhones Are Crack

We thought that peak hysteria over the scientifically dubious notion of “food addiction” had arrived when a co-host of a show sponsored by the inventors of the Venti…
Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Morning “Food Addiction” Freakouts, Brought to You by Starbucks

When the New York City soda ban was announced, among its most fervent partisans was MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She notably threw a fit when Judge Milton Tingling…
Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

One of These “Addictions” Is Not Like the Other

In their ongoing quest to classify foods as drugs and regulate them like Everclear, the food police engage in sleight of tongue. In order to convince the public…
Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm

A Quick Primer on the Real Story on So-Called “Food Addiction”

The latest tactic by the nation’s food police is to classify foods as “foods of abuse” that are “addictive” and that should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes,…
Posted April 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Gummy Bear G-Men: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Three years ago, the federal government passed a law establishing new, very strict nutritional guidelines for school lunches. For about a decade, nutrition activists like the…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

The Latest Food Cop Solution to Obesity: Communism?

Britain’s left-leaning daily The Guardian reports on a new “public health” study that shows that the Marxist diet might just be the next “in” idea. The Communist…
Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Journal of Food Scaremongers Rues Downfall of Soda Ban

Last month when all hope for adult decision-making in New York seemed lost, a New York state judge threw out the city’s proposed regulation limiting the size of…
Posted April 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

War on Food Wrong?

Last week, we took note of an article in the progressive policy journal Breakthrough that challenged the prevailing anti-food orthodoxy in the debate over obesity. It’s worth…
Posted April 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm