Food & Beverage (page 5)

Warning: If You Enjoy Eating, You’re an Addict

The self-anointed food police like to play down the idea of personal responsibility when it comes to weight gain. In this narrative, a victimized fat person is unable to control their behavior, and everything and everyone else is…
Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now…
Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Anti-Biotechnology Stunt Debunks Anti-Biotech Policy

The Non-GMO Project, a private coalition of “natural products industry retailers, distributors, and manufacture[r]s” that has its own private system to label products not produced using genetically improved…
Posted September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

GMO Label Initiatives Labeled Ridiculous by Liberals

Big Organic and its anti-biotechnology campaign have suffered some big losses lately. First there’s Hawaii, where a federal judge just struck down Kauai County’s law requiring labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs),…
Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

Anti-GMO “Magic Soaps” Company Needs to Clean Up Its Own Labels

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a Big Green California company, is an outspoken advocate of the scientifically suspect “GMO labeling” movement. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Bronner’s…
Posted August 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare…
Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

Big Green Losers on the Big Island

The votes are in, and anti-GIF (genetically improved foods) greenies are the biggest losers in the latest Hawaiian election polls. Activists like the “Babes Against Biotech”—a silly name for a…
Posted August 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Would GIF Labels Mean Big Bucks For Big Organic?

Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods (GIFs). Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they’ve managed to get an initiative on the…
Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

“Xtremely” Lame: More Press Stunts from CSPI

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced the latest recipients of its “Xtreme Eating Awards,” an annual installment in its effort to convince you that restaurant…
Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Mark Bittman Bites off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times columnist and professional food alarmist Mark Bittman has a well-documented track record of espousing elitist food policies that would all but eradicate consumer choice. This week, he…
Posted July 21, 2014 at 10:31 am