Seafood (page 2)

Greenpeace: 40 Years of “Anti-Science”

Everybody’s (least) favorite environmental zealot group Greenpeace turns 40 this month. The organization, which started out as a bunch of hippies protesting nuclear weapons testing, has expanded its scope (and budget) in the…
Posted September 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fish-Oil Salesman Puts Poor Children at Risk

Dr. Joseph Mercola has a lot of strange ideas (like his comparison of chicken nuggets to Silly Putty), but the Internet’s most famous osteopath couldn’t be more self-servingly…
Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

News Roundup: A Phony “Watchdog” and Fishy Food Fears

August may be a traditionally slow news cycle, but we’re lighting up the media. In Roll Call, a popular publication among the Capitol Hill crowd and DC policy wonks,…
Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

How Much Fish? There’s an App for That

These days there’s a lot of fishy fear-mongering about the alleged risks of mercury in seafood. The underlying question is: How much fish is safe to eat? Our popular seafood…
Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Luddite Caucus

Last fall, a Food and Drug Administration committee issued a preliminary report finding that genetically modified salmon—which has been under review for over a decade—appears to be okay…
Posted August 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Consumer Freedom Primer

From time to time we’re asked to sum up what the Center for Consumer Freedom is all about. Today we’re sharing a virtual smorgasbord of answers, courtesy of…
Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Organic Purists Preach “Unrealistic Ideology”

Scientists have repeatedly failed to find significant nutritional differences between food marketed as “organic” and its conventional counterpart. So it’s fitting that the term “halo effect” now…
Posted April 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

Our Favorite Everyday Fools

Idiocy and fanaticism aren’t limited to just one calendar day a year. And to prove it, we’d like to share a little April Fool’s Day quiz. See if you…
Posted April 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

Daytime TV Doc’s Diagnosis Is (Still) Fear

Saturated fats aren’t always associated with being healthy. But have you ever wondered why we think that way? Perhaps it’s because food scolds have done a better job fearmongering…
Posted March 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Seafood Could Be the Next Saccharin (and That’s a GOOD Thing)

Remember saccharin? The popular sweetener, used in everything from soda to toothpaste, was the target of a wrathful health crusade back in the 1990s. Thanks to several studies that…
Posted December 15, 2010 at 12:00 am