Food Scares

Are Dietary Guidelines Based on “Pseudoscience”?

Every five years, the federal government (through the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services) issues its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The latest batch were issued in…
Posted March 23, 2016 at 9:48 am

EWG: Pesticides Are Safe?

In our profile of the so-called Environmental Working Group, we’ve noted the organization’s history of simply being wrong on science. EWG’s shtick is to fear-monger about non-organic goods from…
Posted January 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Chipotle’s All-Chemical Burrito

The high-calorie burrito chain Chipotle likes to pretend to be something it isn’t to consumers. Chipotle pretends to be all about local food when in fact it ships in…
Posted September 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Chipotle: Not So G-M-Over It?

Chipotle, the fast-casual joint famous for its large, high-calorie burritos, has a history of overselling its food production methods. And now it has come back to bite the restaurant chain in the…
Posted September 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Left-Wing Foodies Want Meat, Snacks Treated Like the Ebola Virus

Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion…
Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now…
Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare…
Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

Would GIF Labels Mean Big Bucks For Big Organic?

Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods (GIFs). Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they’ve managed to get an initiative on the…
Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Mark Bittman Bites off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times columnist and professional food alarmist Mark Bittman has a well-documented track record of espousing elitist food policies that would all but eradicate consumer choice. This week, he…
Posted July 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin

We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the…
Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am