Food & Beverage (page 4)

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

Left-Wing Foodies Want Meat, Snacks Treated Like the Ebola Virus

Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion…
Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The Skinny on So-Called Food “Addiction”

This week, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) hosted an open conference exploring the evidence—or lack thereof—supporting anti-pleasure activists’ risible food “addiction” theory. The program—aptly titled “Food Addiction – Believe it…
Posted November 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

GIF Measures Fail Again

Politicians weren’t the only thing on the ballot on Tuesday. In two states, Oregon and Colorado, genetically improved foods (GIFs) were as well. Voters in Oregon and Colorado were…
Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

Another GMO Labeling Initiative Primed for Defeat

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory…
Posted October 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

CSPI Strikes Again: Yet Another List Vilifying Your Favorite Foods

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently issued a hyperbolic blacklist of foods, entitled: “What Not to Eat: 10 Foods to Avoid.” This isn’t the first…
Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:02 am