Food Scares (page 7)

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production…
Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps

When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne…
Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

The Unscientific Assault on Sugar-Free Soda

Soft drink scolds — the kind of people who back the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) call for soda Prohibition or Kelly “Big…
Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Serial Food Scold Strikes Again

The Fourth of July will simply not be the same with cabbage on the grill and cucumbers filling hot dog buns. But “according to the latest study” by Walter…
Posted June 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Citizens Addicted to a “Sugar” Daddy

The press release wires recently buzzed with an announcement from a group calling itself “Citizens for Health” calling attention to the unpublished abstract of not-yet-peer-reviewed research purporting…
Posted June 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

New “Food Rules” Create a Foodie Crisis of Faith

The self-appointed prophet of the so-called “food movement” is author and University of California-Berkeley journalism professor Michael Pollan. He may be most known for his “food rules,” a…
Posted June 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Hyperbole Ban Would Put Food Snobs Out of Business

After spending the better part of the last year or so being reamed by a Yale professor, a former National Cancer Institute official, and a fellow…
Posted May 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Salt: Just Don’t Overdo It!

If you listen to the food scolds at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), adding some salt to your food is essentially mainlining cocaine. Michael…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

New Book Claims Cupcakes and iPhones Are Crack

We thought that peak hysteria over the scientifically dubious notion of “food addiction” had arrived when a co-host of a show sponsored by the inventors of the Venti…
Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

T.V. Schlock Doc Needs to Beef Up Science Over Scaremongering

We — and others, including the Food and Drug Administration — have hit daytime television medical commentator Mehmet Oz hard for abandoning the medical science that made his…
Posted May 7, 2013 at 8:44 am