Food Police (page 12)

Ex-Exec: Thanks for the Money, Now You Must Pay

All good anti-corporate campaigns have former, supposedly “reformed” industry insiders claiming that they saw treason and plot in their former, highly compensated jobs. The crusade to classify food as…
Posted March 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Bloomberg’s Legacy: A Nation United against His Policies

Barring a change to New York City law—which Michael Bloomberg already got once before—the city’s Nanny-in-chief will be term limited out of office in January. With his reign…
Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Food Freedom News Roundup: Vegans Want Feds to Cry ‘Poop,’ A Candidate for Best Legislative Question Ever, and More

The 90 percent doctor-free animal liberation group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to capitalize on the minor stir it created with a study…
Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:19 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

USDA: Yes, Healthy Snacks Can Be Cheaper

If you’ve read any food activist tome—the most recent pair being Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat or Melanie Warner’s Pandora’s Lunchbox—you might believe that only the low prices…
Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

Former CDC Obesity Boss Says Physical Activity Matters

Yesterday, we covered new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that youths are consuming fewer calories now than they did ten years ago.
Posted February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Child Calorie Consumption Falls, Crisis-Mongers Hardest Hit

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in, and they — like much other data — don’t forecast an impending Obesity Apocalypse.
Posted February 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine leads with a full-throated endorsement of the notion that enjoyable foods are equivalent to crack cocaine. The claim isn’t supported by scientific…
Posted February 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Deconstructing the Food Fearmonger

We mentioned in passing earlier this month that we had discovered a document written by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (the home of…
Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm