Junk Science (page 7)

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

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Activists On Repeat

At least Michael Pollan is honest in his attempts to conjure up phony outrage to support his life’s work. As he wrote in The New York Times over the weekend:…
Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Beverage Freedom in Chicago, Biotech Benefits, and More

Chicago won’t be following New York City down the path of soft drink prohibition, according to city Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel also said he has no plans like…
Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Don’t Always Look on the Dark Side of Food Advances

The Wall Street Journal provided a breath of fresh air yesterday for those of us optimistic about the future of food technology. A columnist noted a recent, scientifically…
Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Biotech Sanity from Europe, Problems with the ‘Soda’ Tax, and More

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that the study purporting to link biotech crops to cancer in lab animals is of “insufficient scientific quality for safety…
Posted October 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Junk Biotech Science, Organic Food as a Substitute Religion, and More

The mainstream scientific community delivered swift blowback to an activist study claiming biotech crops cause cancer. McGill University’s Joe Schwarcz, whom we know has little time for…
Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Anti-Biotechnology Rhetoric Withers on the Vine

We’ve looked before at California’s ballot initiative to require that foods produced using biotechnology be labeled (and that labeling be enforced by the trial bar), and it’s in the news…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am