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Cookies Equal Cocaine? Scientists Say It Ain’t So
The latest fad in obesity research is to claim that Americans are fat because “fatty food [is] addictive as cocaine,” to borrow from a Bloomberg News headline.
Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Trial Bar Hopes For Legally Modified Payday
Genetically modified (GM) food may have the potential to feed an ever-growing world population, but it just can’t catch a break from activist scaremongering. Combine misinformed propaganda…
Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Wealthy Conspiracy Theory Peddler Attacks Family Farm
It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that…
Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Food Is Not Tobacco, No Matter How Much the Trial Bar May Pray
Trial attorneys have hoped for the better part of a decade that food companies could be the next deep-pocketed targets for fat-headed lawsuit campaigns. And, despite legal defeats,…
Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am
Are We a Nation of Food Junkies?
For some time, a favorite claim of the self-anointed “food police” has been that food companies are no different than drug dealers in getting Americans hooked on…
Posted November 2, 2011 at 12:00 am
Likening Hamburgers to Heroin Is a Dopey Comparison
New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman started off his Saturday column with promise. He acknowledged that it’s “just plain wrong” to assume that fast food is cheaper…
Posted September 26, 2011 at 12:00 am
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
Lawmakers Shield States From Frivolous Food Suits
There's nothing new about lawsuit-happy activists and trial lawyers trying to sue the pants off of restaurants that have the audacity to serve customers food that they ordered.
Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:00 am
“Jonesing” For Some Chips?
The notion that food is “addictive” has been floating around for years. It’s been rightly criticized for weakening the meaning of the very word “addiction,” and for the…
Posted September 8, 2010 at 12:00 am
Potato Chips = Heroin? Yeah, Right.
“Junk food could be addictive 'like heroin',” screams one news headline today above a story describing a new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute…
Posted March 29, 2010 at 12:00 am