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 struck it down. This week, we found out why. Chasing this year’s … Continue reading
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 crusade against so-called “hyperprocessed” food—of course, never turning to criticize the processed foods … Continue reading
Since at least 1998, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has operated a pet “shelter” — more than the misnamed Humane Society of the United States can claim. Unfortunately the dogs and cats that are taken into PETA’s shelter are usually killed. … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thinks animals are “people,” and therefore the group harasses people who eat and wear animal products and those who conduct lifesaving medical research on animals. But PETA has no qualms killing roughly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, … Continue reading
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 “trigger withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating them.” This is utter hokum. … Continue reading
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 New Year’s resolution-makers, Robert Lustig says that the stuff is … Continue reading
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 the failure of a statewide initiative to label some foods produced using … Continue reading
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 the United States (not to be confused with your local humane society) offered Michael Vick. … Continue reading

Weil Quacks Like a Food Nanny Duck

(October 18th, 2012)
Andrew Weil, member of the advisory board of the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a person not known as a proponent of evidence-based science, somehow wound up being the keynote speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia.  As … Continue reading
The radical Waterkeeper Alliance, no stranger to dubious lawsuits, might soon find itself neck-deep in chicken litter. The group, run by the “very reckless” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. — you might remember him for his dangerous claims against childhood vaccines — is slated to go to trial next week in its war … Continue reading