Let me get this straight: A candy-bar maker is adding vitamins, minerals, and protein to its flagship product in order to make the treat healthier, and the misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is complaining [“Peanuts, Caramel, Vitamins?”]?
CSPI’s president once told a magazine writer that his group was “proud about finding something wrong with practically everything.” Indeed. This is the same group that has demonized restaurant menus, ruined movie popcorn for millions of Americans, and now wants to tax most soft drinks and snack foods out of our reach.
Apparently, food companies that improve the healthfulness of their products can look forward to even more bashing at the hands of CSPI. The organization, a Ralph Nader throwback, is really more anti-corporate than pro-nutrition. That makes it a political group, not a scientific one.