Big Fat Lies (page 9)

More Addiction Mythmaking Hits Bookshelves

The latest gambit of the food police to get people to give up their freedom to choose foods and drinks that they enjoy is to categorize that very enjoyment…
Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

New Sweetener Study Refines Same Old Sour Falsehoods

A new study in the journal Global Public Health resurrects one of the most pervasive myths surrounding public health nutrition today; namely, the claim that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)…
Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Tryotophan Is No Excuse for Lazy Food Activists

We’ve written plenty about the lunacy from activists who think people are just like cocaine junkies when presented with a plate of bacon. Now, we’re spreading the news…
Posted November 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Studying the Nation Toward Menu Mandates

A study out of the University of Illinois-Chicago claims that restaurant food is driving up the number of calories consumed by kids and teenagers. According to Reuters,…
Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Even Brownell’s Fellow Yalies Find Personal Responsibility Matters

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity — Kelly Brownell’s outfit — is the idea and policy shop for activists trying to define anything…
Posted November 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Folding Newsmagazine Endorses Fishy Food Theory

Newsweek, which recently announced it would cease print publication, is the latest media outlet to be suckered by the most resilient fad in food-bashing. The blog-to-be printed…
Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: The World’s Best-Known Convicted Dogfighter—and HSUS Ally—Is Back, Canadians Say Food Is not Tobacco, and More

In case you missed it, our HumaneWatch project released a full-page advertisement in USA Today criticizing the outrageous image rehabilitation that the Humane Society of…
Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

Diet Soda Smacked with “Latest Study” Nonsense

If you’re a regular here, you’ll be familiar with our disdain for “the latest study.” Good science comes from replicating results from well-defined examinations. Sometimes media-hyped “latest studies”…
Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

CCF Hops the Pond While “Food Addiction” Jumps the Shark

Our Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson at the Centre for Consumer Freedom took our message worldwide this week. He was a guest on the BBC’s Newsnight, facing off against panelist Aseem…
Posted October 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Do Two California Cities Determine the Fate of Beverage Freedom?

The analogy that soda is to obesity as tobacco is to tobacco-related illnesses is a one that is as overused as it is false. Tobacco is the undisputed…
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm