Junk Science (page 6)

Bittman Dismisses Basis for His Bestseller

A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, usually a scold-friendly issuer of hundred-page reports demanding social engineering of food choices, dropped a bombshell by declaring…
Posted May 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals

The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a…
Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Unscientific Scare Labels Proposed in Several States

Since the voters of California wisely rejected the misguided biotech food labeling scheme Proposition 37, activists have redoubled their efforts to shove these unnecessary notes onto food packaging. Washington…
Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Food Freedom News Roundup: Vegans Want Feds to Cry ‘Poop,’ A Candidate for Best Legislative Question Ever, and More

The 90 percent doctor-free animal liberation group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to capitalize on the minor stir it created with a study…
Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 1

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. Whether they want to tax soda, put meaningless labels on perfectly safe foods produced with…
Posted December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Pop Tax Zombies, Vegetarian Researcher Discovers the Obvious, and More

Despite overwhelmingly cataclysmic defeats in the Bay Area city of Richmond and the San Gabriel Valley city of El Monte, activists still hope to force through extra taxes on sweet drinks. Reports…
Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Denmark Axes Fat Tax, PETA Alienates Again, and More

Denmark has repealed its tax on the saturated fat content of food to much rejoicing. The tax created compliance nightmares, encouraged cross-border shopping trips, and punished…
Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

A Failed Hit-Job and a History of Bad Times

We’ve grabbed the popcorn and watched The New York Times’ resident food snob, Mark Bittman, pick through the fallout from the failure of three ballot measures that would have…
Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

The “Food Movement” Gets Body Slammed

We have watched with great interest two soda tax ballot measures in California cities that New York Times columnist and resident food snob Mark Bittman hoped would…
Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Watching Tomorrow’s Ballot Measures

Regular readers here will be familiar with activists’ high hopes for ballot initiatives that will restrict food freedom. In past years, we have seen animal rights activists use ballot…
Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm