Food & Beverage

What’s in Fake Milk?

Recently, we launched a campaign exposing what’s really in “fake meat” products. Veggie burgers have been around for decades, but recently some startups have launched new products and piqued consumer…
Posted July 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm

5 Chemicals Lurking in Plant-Based Meats

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t. In recent years, more consumers are trying meat substitutes made with plants. But they’re not made only with plants. Fake meat…
Posted May 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

PCRM’s Latest Crappy Ploy

We haven’t heard from the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in a while. Readers may remember PCRM as the PETA-linked vegan scolds whose leader once said, “To…
Posted April 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

CNN Left With Egg on Face Over Nutrition Study

Memo to the media: When it comes to reporting on nutrition and health studies, it’s important to walk on eggshells. A recent story published by CNN exaggerated a study with…
Posted March 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

California Considers “Soda Control”

Lawmakers from the (not-so) Golden State want to crack down on a supposed menace to society: people drinking soda. And they’re considering five measures ranging from fines to…
Posted February 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is a Business-Killer

Readers know we have railed against soda taxes—including the one in Philadelphia— as disproportionately harming the poorest among us. But there’s another group hurt by the tax:…
Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm

NBC Omits Wacky Vegan Doc’s Activist Affiliation

A recent segment on NBC’s News4 in Washington, DC gave a platform to Neal Barnard, head honcho over at the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Barnard, a psychiatrist…
Posted November 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Soda Taxes Fizzle Out in Washington State

In the UK, the government is looking to dictate the number of calories that supermarkets can offer in prepared food. But here in the states, voters think the…
Posted November 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

UK Proposes Limits on Pizza, No Limits on Nanny State

Food in the UK is under threat. It’s not the first time bad food laws have come to the island—it was once mandated that all bananas sold in the…
Posted October 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

This One Chemical is Lurking in Your Food

Care for some dihydrogen monoxide with your next meal? You may have instinctual skepticism to that offer. But that’s the chemical name for H2O; good old-fashioned…
Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm