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Marathon Runner Powered by Fast Food and Willpower

A fit and trim 36-year-old marathon runner will have consumed 30 days' worth of fast-food—from breakfast through dinner—by the time the starter gun sounds at Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon.
Posted March 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Pulling the Curtains on Another CSPI Scare Campaign

Better seventeen years late than never. The New York Times on Tuesday pulled the curtains on Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) 1994 scare campaign that…
Posted March 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Sin Taxes “Insulting” to Common Sense Citizens

This morning we squared off against Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” It was the second round of a debate Lazarus sparked last…
Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

Healthy Cafeteria Food Doesn’t Have to Be “Nasty”

Public schools in many states are eagerly promoting healthy eating for children, and that’s a good first step toward making kids—well, healthier. (If more of them would bring back…
Posted February 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Dose Makes the Poison (Even if You’re a Rat)

One of America’s foremost authorities on manipulating the media to spark panic among health-conscious consumers is never far from making the news cycle. According to the Center for…
Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Exploit Valentine’s Day (Where is the Love?)

It was just a matter of time. Elementary school administrators in Silverthorne, Colorado have banned children from sharing Valentine's Day greetings with classmates today. Instead, kids are writing down…
Posted February 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bloomberg Stuffs Both His Faces on Taxpayers’ Dime

It’s no secret that New York City’s most notorious food cop, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, doesn’t always practice the nutritional advice he preaches. And now the latest shoe has dropped…
Posted February 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

Halloween Scares: Activists and Organic Food

Forget vampires and Snooki. The scariest thing to dress up as this Halloween is a food activist. While most people spend the end of October buying candy and planning…
Posted October 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

Who Says “Junk” Food is Junk?

We hear a lot from self-anointed food police like those at the Center for “Science in the Public Interest” that there are “good” foods and “bad” foods, with…
Posted September 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

“Jonesing” For Some Chips?

The notion that food is “addictive” has been floating around for years. It’s been rightly criticized for weakening the meaning of the very word “addiction,” and for the…
Posted September 8, 2010 at 12:00 am