Snacks (page 10)

The Latest Roundup on Roundness

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a hard look at emerging research regarding obesity. Today, several stories offer some needed insights. Australian researchers report that watching lots of…
Posted January 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

Back to Make-Believe with Dr. Oz

We told you a few months back about how TV host and author Dr. Mehmet Oz was offering his readers the silly advice to purge their pantries of, among…
Posted January 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

Merry Christmas from CCF!

We hope you’re enjoying some quality time with your families (and finishing that last-minute shopping). The Christmas season is a fitting time to reflect on our common gift of personal…
Posted December 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

Fructose Facts Finally Found?

We’ve debunked several persistent misunderstandings about high fructose corn syrup, like the unfounded notion that scientific studies of pure fructose are relevant to high fructose corn syrup in the human…
Posted December 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Grinching Our Diets

Jill Pengelley asks an important question in Adelaide, Australia’s Advertiser newspaper: “Is political correctness spoiling Christmas?” Judging from what one doctor has recently said, the answer would appear to be yes.
Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Christmas Cookie Liability: The Santa Claus Clause

Think activists are taking a holiday break? While a reprieve from culinary scaremongering and guilt-trips might make a nice present for all of us, trial lawyers and self-anointed obesity warriors…
Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Not-So-Sweet Marketing Gimmick

Phil Lempert, self-described supermarket “guru,” has a new video touting, among other things, the fact that Necco Wafers are made without high fructose corn syrup: You know that change…
Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:00 am

A Godzilla of Corny Hype

It never takes much for the food scolds at Center for Science in the Public Interest to rev-up one of their stale diet-nanny crusades. Today, CSPI is breathlessly telling…
Posted November 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

Toss Out the Myths With the Embalming Fluid

Activists like journalism professor Michael Pollan are quick to blame foods in our “Western diet” for a smorgasbord of problems — heart disease being the most recent one.
Posted November 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Crushing Beverage Tax Proposals

Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution features us in a pro-con debate about whether health policy should include a sugar-sweetened beverage tax. The “pro” side is represented by an Emory University…
Posted October 27, 2009 at 12:00 am