Food Scares (page 11)

“Addictions” of Mice and Men

A story on the widely trafficked news aggregator The Drudge Report  earlier today caught our eye: “Quitting junk food may cause withdrawal symptoms.” But behind the breathless headlines of…
Posted December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Food-Cancer Scares Have Little to Show for Themselves, Animal Rights Extremist Goes Directly to Jail, and More

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pours cold water on claims that eating or shunning certain foods will meaningfully affect cancer risk. As one study …
Posted December 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Dr. Oz Reaps Wheat Scare

Bread is a synonym for all food and for life itself. Major religions use it in their ceremonies. And, if you believe The Dr. Oz Show — a repeat offender in …
Posted December 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

More Addiction Mythmaking Hits Bookshelves

The latest gambit of the food police to get people to give up their freedom to choose foods and drinks that they enjoy is to categorize that very enjoyment…
Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

New Sweetener Study Refines Same Old Sour Falsehoods

A new study in the journal Global Public Health resurrects one of the most pervasive myths surrounding public health nutrition today; namely, the claim that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)…
Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

A Failed Hit-Job and a History of Bad Times

We’ve grabbed the popcorn and watched The New York Times’ resident food snob, Mark Bittman, pick through the fallout from the failure of three ballot measures that would have…
Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Killjoys After Your Halloween Candy

Members of the anti-food-pleasure brigade such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) have attacked Halloween trick-or-treating for years. We, however, have defended…
Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

How Much Food Do You Waste?

According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions…
Posted August 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

“Right to Know” Gimmick Becomes “Right to Sue” Trial Lawyer Payday

California now sits in the number two spot of Judicial Hellholes in the nation, but they’re making a play to top that list very soon. Proposition 37, which will…
Posted August 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Why Olympic Athletes Are Only Gaining Weight From the Medals Around Their Necks

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps must be fat. His teammate Ryan Lochte? Morbidly obese. At least that’s what one might think if we took a slew of questionable studies as…
Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm