People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is notorious for its use of sexually explicit themes to promote its vegan agenda. The self-described “press sluts” have conducted so many demonstrations in skimpy clothing over the past decades that such … Continue reading
Every five years, the federal government (through the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services) issues its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The latest batch were issued in 2015, combining the usual mix of anti-steak and anti-sweets harangues, though some, … Continue reading

EWG: Pesticides Are Safe?

(January 15th, 2016)
In our profile of the so-called Environmental Working Group, we’ve noted the organization’s history of simply being wrong on science. EWG’s shtick is to fear-monger about non-organic goods from food to personal care products, preying on consumers’ general skepticism of … Continue reading

Chipotle’s All-Chemical Burrito

(September 30th, 2015)
The high-calorie burrito chain Chipotle likes to pretend to be something it isn’t to consumers. Chipotle pretends to be all about local food when in fact it ships in beef from Australia and pork from the UK. Chipotle pretends to … Continue reading

Chipotle: Not So G-M-Over It?

(September 2nd, 2015)
Chipotle, the fast-casual joint famous for its large, high-calorie burritos, has a history of overselling its food production methods. And now it has come back to bite the restaurant chain in the form of a class action lawsuit. According to NBC News: A California … Continue reading
We’ve written before about how misguided Chipotle’s so-called “Food with Integrity” principles can be on animal welfare. By prohibiting the use of any antibiotics—even to sick animals—and requiring farmers to allow pigs to be exposed to the elements, Chipotle’s requirements … Continue reading
It seems that the owner of a vegetarian restaurant in Australia has taken his love of animals a little too far. The cleverly named Kingsland Vegetarian Restaurant was recently fined $16,000 for eight different food safety violations, including the presence … Continue reading
Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion piece in the Washington Post demanding the implementation of a “national food policy.” According to the op-ed, the … Continue reading

Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

(September 12th, 2014)
The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. The “Jenny McCarthy of Food’s” attack … Continue reading

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

(August 21st, 2014)
Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare campaign designed to “de-normalize” — fancy-pants Ph.D.-speak for “make regular people feel … Continue reading