Food & Beverage (page 3)

Are Dietary Guidelines Based on “Pseudoscience”?

Every five years, the federal government (through the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services) issues its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The latest batch were issued in 2015,…
Posted March 23, 2016 at 9:48 am

CSPI’s Biggest Flops, Birthday Edition

Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)—America’s leading self-proclaimed “food police”—turned 45. We’d send over a cake, but the stress from seeing so much sugar…
Posted February 29, 2016 at 9:50 am

EWG: Pesticides Are Safe?

In our profile of the so-called Environmental Working Group, we’ve noted the organization’s history of simply being wrong on science. EWG’s shtick is to fear-monger about non-organic goods from…
Posted January 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

From the Chubby Truth to Poo-Ritos, Chipotle Faces Questions

In the weeks since we began our campaign to counter the deceptive advertising of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chipotle has spent a great deal of time squeezing hard to figure out…
Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

Chipotle’s All-Chemical Burrito

The high-calorie burrito chain Chipotle likes to pretend to be something it isn’t to consumers. Chipotle pretends to be all about local food when in fact it ships in…
Posted September 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Chipotle: Not So G-M-Over It?

Chipotle, the fast-casual joint famous for its large, high-calorie burritos, has a history of overselling its food production methods. And now it has come back to bite the restaurant chain in the…
Posted September 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

When Big Organic Cried Wolf

In a recent Bloomberg News interview, Stonyfield Chairman and yogurt honcho Gary Hirshberg perfectly illustrated the hypocrisy of those calling for warning labels on food products containing genetically improved foods, or GMOs. In the…
Posted May 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Take Sierra Club’s Agriculture Policy off the Menu

It’s no secret that the Sierra Club has long-since moved from worshipping the conservationist vision of the organization’s founder, John Muir, to bowing before the altar of…
Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

The Best and Worst News Stories of 2014

Before kicking off the New Year, we wanted to pause and reflect on a few memorable moments from 2014. We’ve rounded up the most radical activist rantings and the…
Posted January 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

Anti-Sugar Activists Don’t “Win Forever”

In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The…
Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm