166 search results for “marion nestle” (page 5)

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

Foodie Villain of the Week

The current foodie movement villain of the week is ground beef, specifically boneless lean beef trimmings (which they call “pink slime”). What are boneless lean beef trimmings? Well, they’re…
Posted March 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

UN Bureaucrat Pens Manifesto for Global Food Police

The United Nations has a bureaucrat with the title Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, currently Belgian Olivier De Schutter. This might seem like the name of…
Posted March 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Food Police Go Retro, Lay an Egg

Walmart recently announced a new labeling program that would help consumers identify healthy choices. The items must meet standards informed by dietary guidelines in line with the Food and…
Posted February 8, 2012 at 3:56 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

Food Scares

Why “Stop! Don’t Eat That!” Often Isn’t Good Advice A number of activist groups have relentlessly sought to scare people away from certain foods and ingredients in accordance with their…
Posted December 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

A Food Dye Scare Campaign’s True Colors

They huffed and they puffed, but America’s most notorious food cops couldn’t blow away a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee with their proposal to require warning labels on…
Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Have a Cow Over Chocolate Milk (Again)

Food activists are once again trying to justify a nationwide ban on a beverage beloved by children and adults alike: chocolate milk. Both nutritious and delicious, chocolate milk is…
Posted February 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Food Environmentalists

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" report. It’s mostly the usual blather about avoiding trans fats and increasing vitamin intake. But food scold…
Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:00 am