Food Scares

PCRM’s Latest Crappy Ploy

We haven’t heard from the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in a while. Readers may remember PCRM as the PETA-linked vegan scolds whose leader once said, “To…
Posted April 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

CNN Left With Egg on Face Over Nutrition Study

Memo to the media: When it comes to reporting on nutrition and health studies, it’s important to walk on eggshells. A recent story published by CNN exaggerated a study with…
Posted March 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

Congress is Sniffing Out the Activists in the Hen House

When advocacy groups can’t get their way, they often manipulate science to convince the public to listen to them. After all, according to Pew Research Center, scientists are by…
Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

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 2015,…
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