Food Scares (page 5)

We All Eat This Ingredient – Is it Really Bad?

Welcome, readers to the well-trodden soil trampled by numerous junk “latest studies” and their cousin, the baseless activist food scare. The latest is that eating bread—yes, bread,…
Posted February 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Quote of the Week: America’s “Temple of Pseudoscience”

Recently, the $21.4 billion corporation Whole Foods Market sided with activists like Joseph Mercola (“winner” of multiple F.D.A. warning letters for questionable marketing of his “health” products) and…
Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

Vermont Advances Unscientific Label Policy

Last week, as we were warning national lawmakers to follow science over propaganda on the issue of genetically improved foods (GIFs), the Vermont State Senate advanced a…
Posted February 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Brownell Protégé Continues Anti-Food Crusade

Kelly Brownell, the portly former director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and now-dean of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has spent…
Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

Big Organic to POTUS: Deny Science

In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his…
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Brits Go Nuts over Sugar

The front page of notorious U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail — so notable for hyping scares about everything from cancer to foreigners that somebody made a “…
Posted January 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Science Hypocrites Hail Cheerios Pander

The Wall Street Journal reports that certain varieties of Cheerios breakfast cereal will be produced using ingredients not produced from genetically improved crops. Like the craze a…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Whole Foods Marketing Off Unfounded Fear

Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced…
Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Debunked Study No Problem for Anti-GMO Activists

Activists opposed to genetically improved foods (which they call genetically modified organisms or GMOs) have taken to the retraction of the only scientific study purporting to find any harm to…
Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Latest Food Panic Targets Mothers

With ideological activists trying every measure to get foods regulated like alcohol — their openly stated goal — it shouldn’t surprise anyone that activists are trying hard to…
Posted December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm