Snacks (page 2)

Gummy Bear G-Men: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Three years ago, the federal government passed a law establishing new, very strict nutritional guidelines for school lunches. For about a decade, nutrition activists like the…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

Ex-Exec: Thanks for the Money, Now You Must Pay

All good anti-corporate campaigns have former, supposedly “reformed” industry insiders claiming that they saw treason and plot in their former, highly compensated jobs. The crusade to classify food as…
Posted March 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Doubling Down on Dubious

More “goodies” from the unpublished abstracts of yet-to-be-peer-reviewed research: According to the same team that built from discredited methodology to purport that soft drinks were lethal,…
Posted March 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Is Comfort Food Cranky Food?

Being told he isn’t allowed to deprive New Yorkers of their soda might make Mayor Michael Bloomberg cranky, but he might take solace from a CBS Boston report…
Posted March 18, 2013 at 4:29 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

How Cheap Is Fresh Food, Anyway?

A commonly repeated argument that tries to link food companies with a diabolical obesity-promoting conspiracy is that unhealthy “hyper-processed” snacks are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables. Barry Popkin,…
Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

USDA: Yes, Healthy Snacks Can Be Cheaper

If you’ve read any food activist tome—the most recent pair being Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat or Melanie Warner’s Pandora’s Lunchbox—you might believe that only the low prices…
Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

Is Food Addiction Real or Invented to Sell Books?

Two books cashing in on obesity hype are being released this week. Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat claims, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, that we’re…
Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Media “Addicted” to Food Hype

This past Sunday, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story on the notion of “food addiction,” claiming that food companies make food that is just too…
Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

News Flash: Big Government isn’t an Ingredient in Soft Drinks

The Associated Press released a poll today that told us nothing new, but filled us with good cheer. According to a survey of 1,011 American adults by the Associated Press-NORC…
Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm