Food Police (page 8)

Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?

Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount…
Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Unscientific Assault on Sugar-Free Soda

Soft drink scolds — the kind of people who back the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) call for soda Prohibition or Kelly “Big…
Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Locavore Capital Losing Its Chefs?

We’ve written before on how the would-be prophet of the “food movement,” Michael Pollan, and his devout locavore followers – aka, people who refuse to eat anything from outside of their 100-mile “foodshed” – …
Posted July 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

CSPI & Scare Tactics: More of the Same

Katherine Bishop and Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest took to The Hill recently to lament the fact that the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention…
Posted July 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

A Declaration of Food Independence

Tomorrow, July 4th, marks the 237th birthday of our great nation, one founded on the ideals  that every man, woman, and child has the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and…
Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

Consumers Lose Appetite for Food Regulations

Americans do not like to be told what they can or cannot eat and drink. Personal responsibility has once again silenced the loud minority of fun suckers bent on…
Posted June 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

AMA’s “Disease” Declaration Draws Dissent

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted to declare obesity a “disease,”  perhaps the only such curable by shutting your pie-hole and taking a…
Posted June 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Trial Lawyers Hope Sweetener Litigation Will Give Their Pocketbooks a Rush

It must be a slow month at the office for personal injury attorney J. Michael Hayes of Buffalo, New York. Last week Hayes filed suit against six manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for…
Posted June 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Organic Food No Cure-All

All the rage from the Food Police recently has been that so-called “processed foods” are stealth assassins shortening the lives of Americans. But as David H. Freedman points out this week in …
Posted June 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A “Disease” Cured by a Closed Mouth and a Long Walk

The bubonic plague and obesity. Before this week, the two had nothing in common. The former nearly wiped out entire societies, the latter was the product of too much couch potato-itis and…
Posted June 20, 2013 at 11:22 am