Food & Beverage (page 8)

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

Vermont Stands with Putin on GIFs

Vermont politicians caved to activist pressure this week as the legislature passed a law requiring warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs). In so doing, Vermont joins a …
Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Exposing Earth Day’s Green Food Fads

For most people, April 22 is just another day on the calendar, perhaps another day closer to a summer vacation. For environmental activists, April 22 is Earth Day—an excuse…
Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

Leave the Moo-Moo Juice Alone

If insanity is defined as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, we may need to open a clinic for anti-milk activists such as the puritanical Center for Science…
Posted April 21, 2014 at 8:20 am