Food Scares (page 8)

Sugars Consumption Declines, Scolds Still Unhappy

As regular readers know, sugar scolding—whether it’s calling the sweet stuff “the most destructive force in the universe” or demanding that sodas as we know them be…
Posted May 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Food Cops Unwittingly Demonstrate Usefulness of Food Processing

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) periodically raises alarm bells about pathogens in America’s generally very safe food supply. Now CSPI has released what…
Posted April 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

One of These “Addictions” Is Not Like the Other

In their ongoing quest to classify foods as drugs and regulate them like Everclear, the food police engage in sleight of tongue. In order to convince the public…
Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm

A Quick Primer on the Real Story on So-Called “Food Addiction”

The latest tactic by the nation’s food police is to classify foods as “foods of abuse” that are “addictive” and that should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes,…
Posted April 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

“Latest Study” on Meat Misses the Mark

Today’s Wall Street Journal greets readers with another prescription for dietary doom: According to the latest study, a protein in red meats called l-carnitine leads bacteria in…
Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Journal of Food Scaremongers Rues Downfall of Soda Ban

Last month when all hope for adult decision-making in New York seemed lost, a New York state judge threw out the city’s proposed regulation limiting the size of…
Posted April 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Food Police Hide Agenda Behind Children

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) makes no bones about its goals: It wants to scare you into asking the government to ban the foods…
Posted March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Doubling Down on Dubious

More “goodies” from the unpublished abstracts of yet-to-be-peer-reviewed research: According to the same team that built from discredited methodology to purport that soft drinks were lethal,…
Posted March 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Is Comfort Food Cranky Food?

Being told he isn’t allowed to deprive New Yorkers of their soda might make Mayor Michael Bloomberg cranky, but he might take solace from a CBS Boston report…
Posted March 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Unscientific Scare Labels Proposed in Several States

Since the voters of California wisely rejected the misguided biotech food labeling scheme Proposition 37, activists have redoubled their efforts to shove these unnecessary notes onto food packaging. Washington…
Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm