166 search results for “marion nestle” (page 8)

Activists to POTUS: We Want a Weekly Anti-Meat Day

A veritable dream team of food activists pooled their best efforts today in one whopper of a press release. Possibly encouraged by the fact that President Obama caved to…
Posted April 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

An Urban Myth Even Some Food Cops Don’t Buy

Last Sunday, the London Times reported that an influential Lancet study linking certain childhood vaccines to autism was, in fact, a hoax. This sudden overturning of a decade’s worth…
Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:00 am

HFCS Mercury Follies (Or,

Pop quiz time! Which "Devil’s candy" has been lambasted for being too affordable, making children fat, and turning male frogs into hermaphrodites? (Hint: It was famously…
Posted January 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

Organic Activist Complaints Smell Fishy

In addition to being America’s self-anointed nutrition czar, Marion Nestle is our benevolent organic overlord. On her blog (titled, without a hint of authoritarian irony, “What To Eat”), Nestle…
Posted November 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Weight Control Is Second-Grade Math, Not Calculus.

There is a buffet of bad information in the news today about what causes obesity. (The economy. Fast food. Television commercials.) Take a deep breath, folks: The truth hasn’t changed…
Posted November 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Scandal Sinks Menu Labeling Supporters

Earlier this year, some of the most notorious food cops in the country (including Kelly Brownell and NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden) attacked University of Alabama researcher…
Posted April 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

Menu-Labeling Law Would Require Delicious-O-Meter

Ranking a perfect 10 on the “DUH-licious” scale, federal health officials have proposed a law that would require chain restaurants to post “taste” information next to every menu item. Advocates…
Posted April 1, 2008 at 12:00 am

Show Me The Data

Last month, Obesity Society president-elect Dr. David B. Allison delivered a major blow to food cops nationwide when he presented expert testimony to a federal court in New…
Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Food cops like Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, and Kelly Brownell often gripe that unhealthy food is “too cheap.” Snack taxes, they claim, are a solution to…
Posted February 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

Quote Of The Week

We’ve always been told not to play with our food. But now nutrition writers are telling us to fear it. In the summer issue of the highbrow foodie journal…
Posted October 5, 2007 at 12:00 am