Food Scares (page 10)

Study Finds You Can Eat Healthy in Restaurants

Despite a lack of evidence that restaurants are a unique contributor to obesity, activists have focused on punishing them for the problems of obesity nationwide. But restaurants — even…
Posted February 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Are Soda Scolds Super-Sizing Us with Sweetener Scares?

Before New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene unleashed its War on Soda, there was its War on Trans Fat. And as we noted repeatedly at the time, the…
Posted January 31, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Same Silly Sweetener Scaremongering from Shameless Sap

Daytime television’s self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, has a long history of scaremongering about high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which he continues in his syndicated column. The Great Oz blames HFCS for…
Posted January 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Consumers Union Wrong Again on Food Science

The Consumers Union of the United States — the group that does the household appliance comparison tests and publishes the results in Consumer Reports — might know something about refrigerators, but…
Posted January 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

CSPI Awards “Xtremely” Hyperbolic

If you believe the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), all sorts of health catastrophes stalk you whenever you dare darken a restaurant’s doorway. So it…
Posted January 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Presenting the Only “Diet Book” You’ll Ever Need

­­­New Year’s resolutions, when done right, can lead to self-improvement and a better new year. According to a Marist poll, 40 percent of Americans plan to make a resolution,…
Posted January 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The World’s Most Effective Diet Book

                Center for Consumer Freedom, 2013…
Posted January 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

Dr. Oz’s Whirlwind of Nonsense Continues

Daytime television’s shamelessly self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, continued his tradition of providing bad dietary advice in his most recent newspaper column. He claims that eating sugar and fat…
Posted January 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Cupcake Cops Crash Camden

MeMe Roth, paging your office: The Junior Anti-Sweets Leagues are assembling in Camden, New Jersey. The local Board of Education decided to ban all bake sales in schools in the city. One activist…
Posted January 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

British Cancer Doc Warns Against Fad Diet “Cures”

Any good fad diet marketing will have a few personal testimonials about how eating this or not eating that helped someone lose weight. Unfortunately, this runs afoul of the…
Posted January 3, 2013 at 9:48 am