Food & Beverage (page 8)

Activists: Say No to Affordable Food

Food activists have told us that artificial sweeteners, meat, trans fat, and carbohydrates are the causes of American obesity. The latest food scare comes from Katie Couric’s film, …
Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

PCRM Strikes Out With Anti-Bacon Billboard

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—which is only ten percent actual M.D.s—recently announced plans to erect a billboard targeting the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ Coca-Cola Park. Why?…
Posted May 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

GMO Labeling: Costly, Deceitful, and Dangerous

Washington and California consumers may have dodged a major bullet, and Vermont shoppers look to be in for a rude shock, based on the latest research from Cornell University.
Posted May 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Candy Bans and UN Control of Your Food

While America’s food police have thus far been largely unsuccessful, control over food choices is a global goal. This weekend, two foreign developments took direct aim at dinner plates—including…
Posted May 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Deniers Double Down on Dangerous Crop Hypocrisy

Activists trying to force labels onto genetically improved foods (GIFs) have a black eye: Almost all of them selectively endorse scientific consensuses, picking and choosing which ones…
Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

Out-of-State Kooks Impose Anti-Science Labeling on Oregon

Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The…
Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Katie Couric: Drug Dealer?

Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over…
Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

Italian-Food Freakout From a Familiar Face

We’ve criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in the past for its propaganda tactics. CSPI is home to wild, press-bait claims, like its classic scare that…
Posted May 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

Michael Pollan’s Greatest Laugh Lines

Last week in The New Yorker, Michael Pollan – a UC-Berkeley journalism professor, an activist, an author, and a journalist — was portrayed as a civil debater who can fairly argue against…
Posted April 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

Your Stomach Would Explode Before BPA Would Harm You

Forbes highlighted a recent study from Canadian government researchers showing that 100 percent of canned food tested for Bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical used in the production of…
Posted April 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm