Meat (page 4)

School Lunches and a Lesson

For a long time, we have cautioned that population-level policymaking can lead to unintended consequences and that students’ tastes are picky and that school lunches need to take…
Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

How Much Food Do You Waste?

According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions…
Posted August 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You’ve Got to Fight for Your Right to Bacon

With one edict, a college president in Texas (a rare place to find someone with a prohibitionist New York state of mind) has made PETA’s and…
Posted August 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Why Olympic Athletes Are Only Gaining Weight From the Medals Around Their Necks

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps must be fat. His teammate Ryan Lochte? Morbidly obese. At least that’s what one might think if we took a slew of questionable studies as…
Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Agriculture Department Gags on Anti-Ag Campaign

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was at the center of a brief firestorm this week after a newsletter endorsing the “Meatless Monday” semi-vegetarian campaign appeared…
Posted July 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Standing Up Against Food Regulatory Absurdities

These are difficult days for Americans’ food freedom. A Nevada state legislator has resurrected a proposal for a fast food tax, researchers writing in the journal of the…
Posted July 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hot Dog Eating Contest to Be Protested By PETA Pals

We’ve been beating up on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg a lot lately, but he’s suddenly looking more like a cool babysitter than a nagging nanny.  But…
Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

No Need to Panic on Animal Agriculture Efficiency

National Public Radio is airing a series this week on “The Making of Meat-Eating America.” And as sure as the sun rises, there is much excited muttering…
Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Jillian’s Not on The Doctors Anymore

The 90-percent-non-physician Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to ban all animal products from the federal food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition…
Posted June 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Can Consumers Win Liberation from the Mythical Long Shadow?

The intellectual godfather of the animal rights movement, Peter Singer, co-authored an article in The Washington Post claiming, “To fix the climate, take meat off the menu.”…
Posted June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm