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Do-Gooder Double Standards

In the ‘80s, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sold several posters featuring information about nutrition and exercise to health-conscious consumers. But in recent years, that…
Posted March 14, 2008 at 12:00 am

Too Short For This Ride, Too Poor For This Loan

This month, the bureaucrat-knows-best mentality that has been sweeping the nation hit the Palmetto State. Assuming that we are too stupid to choose for ourselves, South Carolina legislators are…
Posted February 15, 2008 at 12:00 am

It’s Only Natural

In the past two years, the food nuts at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) haven’t hesitated to drag several businesses to court over one word…
Posted January 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

Remembering The Food Scold Days

Many health officials criticize the modern American diet, suggesting that our grandparents’ nutrition was notably superior. In reality, most people in the ‘50s and ‘60s ate a high-fat, high-cholesterol and…
Posted December 14, 2007 at 12:00 am

Surgeon General vs. North Pole

Popular Christmas movies would have you believe that Santa’s biggest problem is people who stop believing. (See Miracle on 34th Street, The Year Without a Santa Claus,…
Posted December 3, 2007 at 12:00 am

Salt Shaker Shakedown

This has never happened before. Yesterday’s FDA hearing on limits for salt in food marked what may be an unprecedented shift in the agency’s regulatory role. This is…
Posted November 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Americans Are Gaining Laws, Not Weight

Between 1999 and 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a plateau in US obesity rates. Using data crunched from the recent 2003-2004 survey, today’s news is…
Posted November 29, 2007 at 12:00 am

Real Food Cop Facts

Over the years, we’ve heightened public awareness of the serious shortcomings of countless food cop claims. And now the BBC is joining our chorus. Responding to a recent…
Posted November 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Aim Below The Belt

Most strategies shift to a “Plan B” when the original plan disappoints. The food cop agenda is no different: If you can’t scare people from eating the foods they love,…
Posted November 21, 2007 at 12:00 am

Catching The Fat For Your Health

Popular television shows often tap into current affairs for storylines. Last night’s episode of Boston Legal was no exception. This summer, a study claimed that people could “catch”…
Posted November 7, 2007 at 12:00 am