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Science over Scaremongering on Improved Crops

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board yesterday penned an opinion piece in support of genetically improved foods (GIFs) and against mandatory food labeling demanded by activists. We’re pleased to see the Times affirm the pro-science position it took…
Posted May 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Watch Dog, Attack Dog, or Lap Dog?

Today ActivistCash.com, a subsidiary of the Center for Consumer Freedom, released a new report shining the spotlight on one of the most deceptive groups in Washington, DC:…
Posted August 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

What’s Wrong with Eating Local?

The short answer, of course, is nothing. “Locavorism” is a social movement dedicated to limiting a would-be chef’s food options to what is grown “in season” and can be…
Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marion Nestle’s Verdict on Corn Sugar Lawsuit

In a federal lawsuit filed last Thursday, three sugar companies allege that the Corn Refiners Association’s ongoing efforts to rename high fructose corn syrup as exactly what it is—corn…
Posted May 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

Super Supporter Goes to Bat for Consumer Freedom

Irreverent celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has no reservations about a lot of things, including “adult Americans’ right to eat themselves to death.” That might be a little extreme,…
Posted April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

Brown-Bag Contraband

It wasn’t so long ago that teachers and principals were most concerned about kids bringing drugs and weapons to school. Now we’re learning that brown-bag lunches packed with love…
Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Food Dye Scare Campaign’s True Colors

They huffed and they puffed, but America’s most notorious food cops couldn’t blow away a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee with their proposal to require warning labels on…
Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Our Favorite Everyday Fools

Idiocy and fanaticism aren’t limited to just one calendar day a year. And to prove it, we’d like to share a little April Fool’s Day quiz. See if you…
Posted April 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

BMI Report Cards Get Another “A” in Humiliation

One emerging feel-good policy for fighting childhood obesity involves schools sending Body Mass Index (BMI) “reports” to parents in hopes of educating them about their kids’ weight. But like…
Posted March 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marathon Runner Powered by Fast Food and Willpower

A fit and trim 36-year-old marathon runner will have consumed 30 days' worth of fast-food—from breakfast through dinner—by the time the starter gun sounds at Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon.
Posted March 14, 2011 at 12:00 am