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Food Marketing Bans Take a Beating
We’re not the only ones pleased by a federal judge’s dismissal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) lawsuit over toys in…
Posted April 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm
Reality’s Calling: It Says Sugar Isn’t Poison
A few months after “60 Minutes” featured the absurd claim that foods are essentially legal cocaine, last night’s episode featured yet another food hysteria.
Posted April 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Activists, Tell Us What You Really Feel
There is a theory of political dynamics — called the “Overton window” after the political scientist that articulated it — that holds that certain policies are thinkable and…
Posted March 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm
A Vision of Lustig’s World
You might remember the dust-up over an article by Robert Lustig about regulating sugar like alcohol or tobacco. Among his proposed policies was an age requirement to buy…
Posted March 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Are We All Ice Cream Junkies?
The idea that foods are “addictive” has been floating around for about a decade. When it was first broached, a psychiatrist cautioned in USA Today that “the word…
Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm
Fructose Gets a “Not Guilty” Verdict
In a meta-analysis primarily funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers from universities across The Great…
Posted February 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Publicity Hound Physician: Require ID for Soda
“I’m actually trying to undo the nanny state.” Coming as it did from a public health researcher, that sounds like a breath of fresh air, right? Has…
Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm
Junk Food in Schools Not the Culprit
If sprinkles-hating MeMe Roth was the national education czar, then schools across the country would be purged of everything from birthday cupcakes (replaced by birthday salads) to Halloween candy…
Posted January 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Which Way to Remedial Statistics?
The New York City Department of Health (Hype), whose 2009 anti-soda PSAs played fast and loose with nutrition science, is once again straining credulity with another campaign of…
Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:42 am
A Comeback for Cupcake Cops?
It’s been a few years since overzealous regulators first stepped in to halt the tradition of sharing cupcakes and other sweets at school, but a new study…
Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:00 am