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Dr. Oz Oozes Scientific Illiteracy

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Oz, a longstanding mouthpiece for the anti-GMO movement that seeks to ban these genetically improved foods (GIFs), is ramping up his unscientific scaremongering campaign. In a recent…
Posted September 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

U.S. Senate Takes on Dr. Oz

Mehmet Oz, once one of the nation’s top heart surgeons, has faced recent deserved criticism in his new role as daytime television host, promoter of unproven dietary…
Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

Katie Couric: Drug Dealer?

Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over…
Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

The White House’s High Calorie Kids’ Meal

The 2013 White House Kids State Dinner is supposedly centered on healthy and affordable recipes to curb childhood obesity. Children from fifty states, three territories, and the…
Posted July 9, 2013 at 4:38 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

New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals

The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a…
Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Dr. Oz’s Whirlwind of Nonsense Continues

Daytime television’s shamelessly self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, continued his tradition of providing bad dietary advice in his most recent newspaper column. He claims that eating sugar and fat…
Posted January 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Calm Down, Commentators: Sugar Is Neither Poison Nor a Rifle

Sugar and other nutritionally equivalent sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup are under attack by the nation’s foodie commentariat and would-be regulators. In a new book released just in time for…
Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Fallout from California, No-Longer-Vegan Footballers, and More

Reaction from both sides of the food freedom debate continues to roll in after the defeat of soda tax ballot measures in the California cities of El Monte and Richmond and…
Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:55 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