Food Scares (page 4)

Alarmist Claims about New Obesity Study Still False

A new obesity study out this week indicates that childhood obesity rates have gone up slightly since 1999, contradicting another recent study, conducted by the Centers for Disease…
Posted April 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

New Synthesis of Sugar Research Dispels Alarmists’ Claims

We’ve chronicled the numerous sugar scares promoted by bureaucrats and activists. Armed with alarmist comparisons to poison and cocaine as well as unscientific claims that sugars in…
Posted April 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

Food Tech Deniers May Gain New Ally in Putin’s Russia

Bills mandating labeling on genetically improved foods (GIFs) moved forward recently in Massachusetts (H. 813) and California (S.B. 131). They are backed by organic activists such as MA Right…
Posted April 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

Single-Nutrient Science Corrupts Health and Public Policy

Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been…
Posted April 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food

Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately,…
Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

Another Top Scientist Defends Food Technology

The scientific community is united in its consensus regarding the safety of Genetically Improved Foods (GIFs). The premier scientific body in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences,…
Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

FDA Clears BPA… Again

Bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that makes plastic shatterproof and protects canned food from spoilage, has for some time now been the trophy prize that agenda-driven, junk-scientists have…
Posted March 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

California Clucking Around With Egg Law

Unsatisfied with merely increasing the price of eggs in their own state, Californians want to raise egg prices in yours as well. But some states are fighting back against…
Posted March 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The Dangers of Outsourcing Policy to Activists

Today, BusinessWeek reveals a concerning development in food policy in this activist age. Noting that activist groups (contrary to the provisional findings of the Food and Drug Administration, the…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Will Federal Labeling Requirements Spur New Taxes?

The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am