Food Police (page 3)

“Xtremely” Lame: More Press Stunts from CSPI

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced the latest recipients of its “Xtreme Eating Awards,” an annual installment in its effort to convince you that restaurant…
Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Study: Lack of Exercise, Not Food to Blame for Obesity

While anti-food activists continue to push unscientific and self-serving claims indicting specific foods as the biggest culprit for obesity, we’ve continually sought to highlight the other, often…
Posted July 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Enjoyment Isn’t Tantamount to Addiction

The food police and busybodies are pushing a narrative that certain chosen foods are addictive, but no matter how often you conflate the words “addiction” with “desire” or “craving,”…
Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

Activists: Say No to Affordable Food

Food activists have told us that artificial sweeteners, meat, trans fat, and carbohydrates are the causes of American obesity. The latest food scare comes from Katie Couric’s film, …
Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

PCRM Strikes Out With Anti-Bacon Billboard

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—which is only ten percent actual M.D.s—recently announced plans to erect a billboard targeting the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ Coca-Cola Park. Why?…
Posted May 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

Candy Bans and UN Control of Your Food

While America’s food police have thus far been largely unsuccessful, control over food choices is a global goal. This weekend, two foreign developments took direct aim at dinner plates—including…
Posted May 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Out-of-State Kooks Impose Anti-Science Labeling on Oregon

Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The…
Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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

Italian-Food Freakout From a Familiar Face

We’ve criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in the past for its propaganda tactics. CSPI is home to wild, press-bait claims, like its classic scare that…
Posted May 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

Michael Pollan’s Greatest Laugh Lines

Last week in The New Yorker, Michael Pollan – a UC-Berkeley journalism professor, an activist, an author, and a journalist — was portrayed as a civil debater who can fairly argue against…
Posted April 30, 2014 at 7:38 am