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Latest Food Panic Targets Mothers

With ideological activists trying every measure to get foods regulated like alcohol — their openly stated goal — it shouldn’t surprise anyone that activists are trying hard to…
Posted December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Freaked-Out Food Cops Suck Fun Out Of Halloween

Look out, children of Fargo, North Dakota: Your town is the latest to fall victim to the food police. In true Soup Nazi fashion, one house will tell…
Posted October 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Food Day: The One Holiday without a Feast

For the third year in a row (after a thirty-year hiatus) the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “celebration” of Food Day.
Posted October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Are Oreos Really Addicting? … Hmmm Maybe Not

Activists are getting a bunch of publicity for their latest cause from Connecticut College, where undergraduates have discovered that mice prefer cookies to rice cakes. This shouldn’t shock anyone,…
Posted October 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Food Regulation Gets One-Sided Push

Two articles caught our eye over the weekend, one from Britain’s The Observer (owned by The Guardian), advocating for the government to regulate into oblivion all sugary foods and drinks, and another from Time, questioning…
Posted August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?

Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount…
Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

Physical Education Linked With Lower Childhood Obesity

The debate over childhood obesity has primarily centered on the nutritional aspects of foods offered to children, and banning “junk food” has become the trendy way to tackle it.
Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

Citizens Addicted to a “Sugar” Daddy

The press release wires recently buzzed with an announcement from a group calling itself “Citizens for Health” calling attention to the unpublished abstract of not-yet-peer-reviewed research purporting…
Posted June 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Potato Scold Says Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Fat Little Lies

Walter Willett — last seen expressing sympathy for the health effects of living in international poverty after blaming the humble potato for the nation’s love handles…
Posted May 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Sugars Consumption Declines, Scolds Still Unhappy

As regular readers know, sugar scolding—whether it’s calling the sweet stuff “the most destructive force in the universe” or demanding that sodas as we know them be…
Posted May 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm