Food Police (page 7)

Newest Food Addiction Claims: More of the Misguided Same

We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is…
Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

U.S. Obesity Projections Still Questionable

We wrote late last spring about a bogus projection from health economists touted by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by…
Posted August 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps

When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne…
Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

Fishy Food Theory Attacks Zero-Calorie Product?

When the introduction to a newspaper opinion piece reads, “An addict tries to cut back because of its health hazards,” we typically envision a drug addict combatting an addiction to illicit…
Posted August 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Brits Bring Back Bogus Attack on Food

In a very long piece in Britain’s The Guardian, a writer steps into the same pit that so many other commentators (many of whom should know better)…
Posted August 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

CDC: Childhood Obesity Declining

Despite hyperbolic rhetoric that the U.S. is doomed to spend billions and billions of dollars on obesity unless the government outlaws “junk food,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …
Posted August 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

Food Taxes Unhealthy for Impoverished Americans

According to a USA Today opinion piece penned by professors of economics, clinical assistant, and public health, not only do food taxes not work, but they hurt the poorest Americans. The authors…
Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

Food Regulation Gets One-Sided Push

Two articles caught our eye over the weekend, one from Britain’s The Observer (owned by The Guardian), advocating for the government to regulate into oblivion all sugary foods and drinks, and another from Time, questioning…
Posted August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Michael Pollan Feels the Heat

Michael Pollan of the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism has had quite a week – and not in a good way.  He is taking fire from all sides after instigating…
Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

Food Taxes Come Up Short Again

A recent study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) found that instituting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages only decreased overall calorie consumption by less than…
Posted August 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm