Katie Couric: Drug Dealer?

(May 9th, 2014)
Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over the food supply, is available in theaters across the United States. Pre-screenings of the film let us know that sugar … Continue reading
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 fettuccine alfredo is a “heart attack on a plate.” Repeated cries of “wolf on your … Continue reading
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 genetically improved foods (GIFs or GMOs). In reality, Pollan is a radical, science-denier … Continue reading

Leave the Moo-Moo Juice Alone

(April 21st, 2014)
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 in the Public Interest. For years, these self-anointed do-gooders have bemoaned chocolate milk and have tried to get … Continue reading
Americans have shown very little appetite for government control of our food choices. Despite the best efforts of Michael Bloomberg, Yale activists, and a host of nanny-state advocates, governments haven’t been able to really restrict Americans’ diet choices. When put to … Continue reading
The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage for another intrusive step into our lives that will further limit … Continue reading
Welcome, readers to the well-trodden soil trampled by numerous junk “latest studies” and their cousin, the baseless activist food scare. The latest is that eating bread—yes, bread, the consummate human food—is bad because an approved ingredient called azodicarbonamide (ADA) is … Continue reading

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop, Again

(February 27th, 2014)
Activists frequently justify their invasive proposals to regulate every aspect of our diets by promoting the idea that obesity rates will skyrocket in the future. We’ve been skeptical. So who’s right? New evidence suggests that we are, and that obesity … Continue reading
The Cancer Project, a wing of the phony-baloney Physicians Council for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has seemingly been disbanded. Its outlandish claims that meat is as bad for your health as cigarettes never had much meat on their bones; it seems … Continue reading
Kelly Brownell, the portly former director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and now-dean of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has spent over a decade trying to convince the scientific community and the public that … Continue reading