Food Scares (page 5)

Brownell Protégé Continues Anti-Food Crusade

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…
Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

Big Organic to POTUS: Deny Science

In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his…
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Brits Go Nuts over Sugar

The front page of notorious U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail — so notable for hyping scares about everything from cancer to foreigners that somebody made a “…
Posted January 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Science Hypocrites Hail Cheerios Pander

The Wall Street Journal reports that certain varieties of Cheerios breakfast cereal will be produced using ingredients not produced from genetically improved crops. Like the craze a…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Whole Foods Marketing Off Unfounded Fear

Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced…
Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Debunked Study No Problem for Anti-GMO Activists

Activists opposed to genetically improved foods (which they call genetically modified organisms or GMOs) have taken to the retraction of the only scientific study purporting to find any harm to…
Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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

Science Prevails After Press Releases Pass Away

Last year, anti-biotechnology activists from France published a paper alleging that a strain of genetically improved corn led to cancer in rats. The publication, conveniently timed in advance of…
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Oregon Re-Learns Truth about Genetically Improved Crops

With a ballot initiative that would mandate scientifically irrelevant labels on foods produced using genetically improved crops heading to defeat in Washington State, activists and organic-industry fronts like the…
Posted November 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Regulators to Take CSPI’s New Advice, Ignore CSPI’s Old Advice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed rulemaking that would strike partially hydrogenated cooking oils (better known as “trans fats”) from the list of ingredients Generally…
Posted November 8, 2013 at 10:35 am