Big Fat Lies (page 6)

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

A Veganism Story that’s Wrong

Vegans love to claim that their “movement” is growing by leaps and bounds. They say that this time, the “logic” of veganism—which may kill more animals than eating…
Posted March 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Purported Soda Death Links Lead to a Familiar Discredited Face

A study—if you can call the unpublished abstract of not-yet-peer-reviewed research a “study”—presented at an American Heart Association (AHA) conference purports to implicate soda consumption in 180,000 deaths…
Posted March 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Trial Lawyer Tells Students to Lobby for His Anti-Soda League

Regular readers might remember John Banzhaf, the George Washington University professor and “Sue The Bastards” trial lawyer responsible for frivolous fast-food lawsuits in the early 2000s. Mercifully…
Posted March 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Food Snobs Are Not Epidemiologists, Researchers Report

A study co-authored by Robert “No Soda Without I.D.” Lustig attracted some attention last week, as it boldly claimed to directly link Type II diabetes incidence with…
Posted March 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

How Cheap Is Fresh Food, Anyway?

A commonly repeated argument that tries to link food companies with a diabolical obesity-promoting conspiracy is that unhealthy “hyper-processed” snacks are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables. Barry Popkin,…
Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Is Food Addiction Real or Invented to Sell Books?

Two books cashing in on obesity hype are being released this week. Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat claims, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, that we’re…
Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Media “Addicted” to Food Hype

This past Sunday, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story on the notion of “food addiction,” claiming that food companies make food that is just too…
Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm