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, they still hope for an obese payday. The latest ploy is to … Continue reading
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 addictive substances. Bloomberg
is the latest news agency to claim that “Fatty Foods as Addictive as Cocaine in...
We’ve been following the campaign
that animal rights groups have been waging for nearly a decade
in federal court against Feld Entertainment, parent company of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Animal rights activist groups claimed that the world’s largest circus was abusing elephants,
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 than homecooked healthy meals – a fact we’ve pointed out as well
, even if picking up dinner is occasionally...
When law students resort to suing their alma mater
, it may signal a weak employment market for the litigiously inclined. Unfortunately, some California lawyers have been putting their degrees to use in another creative but abusive way: bounty-hunting under Proposition 65, the state’s toxic “right-to-know” law....
, 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: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
(CREW). In the media, CREW positions itself as a “nonpartisan watchdog” organization that...
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. Late last year the Center for Science in the Public Interest
filed a class-action lawsuit against...
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 Pandora’s box that the mainstreaming of such an idea would open. But the temptation to prove a link is apparently irresistible. Writing...
“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 in Florida found that rats fed high-fat diets exhibited “addiction” symptoms, lost control, and overate. Get ready for the hyperbole.
One outlandish theory about food that is consistently recycled by activists is the idea that what we eat is somehow “addictive.” In other words, people can’t control what they put in their mouths. If you are thinking no sensible human being would honestly
believe this, look no further than...