Food & Beverage (page 6)

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

Study Funded by Organic Ideologues Finds Organic Benefits

A new review funded by the U.K.-based organic farming group Sheepdrove Trust reported in the British Journal of Nutrition that organic crops are healthier than the non-organic variety. It’s a convenient finding for…
Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin

We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the…
Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Congressional Crusade against BPA

The latest push to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in some plastics and food and beverage cans, comes not from the usual quacktivists like the …
Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Newspapers Warn against Misguided GMO Labels

Activists in Colorado and Oregon claim to have sufficient signatures to force votes on misguided warning labels for genetically improved foods (GIFs) in those states. While they claim overwhelming…
Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Study: Lack of Exercise, Not Food to Blame for Obesity

While anti-food activists continue to push unscientific and self-serving claims indicting specific foods as the biggest culprit for obesity, we’ve continually sought to highlight the other, often…
Posted July 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm