Food & Beverage (page 191)

Fat Tax Echo Chamber

CSPI's attack ad on family restaurants (reported here on 5/30) garnered at least one convert: Roll Call editor and syndicated columnist Morton Kondracke. With CSPI as his sole source, he writes "'Fat police' testing fast-food restaurants and applying a 'cholesterol tax' wouldn't be impossible."
Posted June 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Attacking Food Using The Tobacco Model

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) placed an ad in newspapers today claiming high-fat, high-calorie foods “kill as many Americans as tobacco.” As we have warned, CSPI…
Posted May 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

Not Too Sweet On CSP!

The Sugar Association blasts the anti-choice nannies from the CSPI: "An organization calling itself the 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' cannot repeatedly misuse science and issue misleading statements in its attempts to influence public policy without being held accountable. It's time for CSPI to begin to live by the same standards of accuracy and responsibility that they so vehemently demand of others."
Posted May 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Summing Up The Summit

Ramping up to the National Nutrition Summit next week, USA Today surveys the nation's leading food nannies, who not coincidentally are also panel moderators.
Posted May 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Advancing The Nannies

Summit Agenda Food columnist Nancy Anderson sees the National Nutrition Summit as a great opportunity for nannies to get a stranglehold on restaurants and food producers. *The bad guys are restaurants and pre-packaged food producers who are offering ever larger servings of food. * Since eating out has increased steadily in the last decade, it seems reasonable to point the finger at the food industry for the fat epidemic.* And this is a from a food columnist, folks! (*Biggie sized? Oh, yeah!* Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Posted May 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Spinning Sales Volume To Blame Restaurants

A new study on obesity -- published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition -- claims that restaurant sales growth and the marketing of large-portion meals may be to blame for "America's overweight epidemic." The study's release is intended to give "perspective" to next week's National Nutrition Summit which will be a veritable convention of anti-choice nannies.
Posted May 23, 2000 at 12:00 am

Supersized Helping Of Poor Journalism

Akron Beacon Journal writer Jane Snow swallows hook, line, and sinker, the baseless arguments of those who would blame rising obesity rates on restaurant portion sizes.
Posted May 17, 2000 at 12:00 am

Going Organic Can Be Dangerous

Syndicated columnist Sandra Gordon repeats the erroneous “organic is safer” claims in her latest article. She apparently didn’t hear Cargill Chairman Ernest Micek’s speech yesterday, where he pointed out,…
Posted May 16, 2000 at 12:00 am

The $100-A-Plate Debate

Anti-GE-food chefs Charlie Trotter and Rick Bayless take a lickin’ in the Chicago Sun Times for making a personal fortune “serving up $100 plates to the well-heeled,” while blocking a…
Posted May 16, 2000 at 12:00 am

CSPI’s Got A Sour Tooth

Despite the government's removal of saccharin from its list of carcinogens, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) continues to rail against it. It's an interesting position for a group of nannies who continually scold us for eating too much sugar.
Posted May 16, 2000 at 12:00 am