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Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion piece in the Washington Post demanding the implementation of a “national food policy.” According to the op-ed, the … Continue reading
This week, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) hosted an open conference exploring the evidence—or lack thereof—supporting anti-pleasure activists’ risible food “addiction” theory. The program—aptly titled “Food Addiction – Believe it or Not?”—suggested that smart consumers should do the latter: The idea of food … Continue reading

GIF Measures Fail Again

(November 6th, 2014)
Politicians weren’t the only thing on the ballot on Tuesday. In two states, Oregon and Colorado, genetically improved foods (GIFs) were as well. Voters in Oregon and Colorado were presented with a simple choice— continue to trust in products whose … Continue reading
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory labeling of genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. Big Organic … Continue reading
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently issued a hyperbolic blacklist of foods, entitled: “What Not to Eat: 10 Foods to Avoid.” This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this sort of press stunt from the food police at CSPI: … Continue reading
The food police are back on the prowl thanks to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (yes, that Bloomberg). The study sought to reduce consumption of juice and soda by posting signs in … Continue reading
A group of vegan extremists is serving up lots of guilt—with a side of hysteria, over easy—to some very unlucky restaurant patrons. These so-called animal “liberation” activists recently staged a bizarre demonstration in an effort to guilt unwitting diners over breakfast. Kicking off … Continue reading
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is again revving up her efforts to tax away consumer choice. The politician-turned-food-cop recently penned an op-ed headlined by the hyperbolic query, “Is sugar the new tobacco?” This escalation to drug analogy and addiction rhetoric is perhaps to be … Continue reading
The self-anointed food police like to play down the idea of personal responsibility when it comes to weight gain. In this narrative, a victimized fat person is unable to control their behavior, and everything and everyone else is to blame: the fast food industry, bioengineering, supermarkets, and more often, … Continue reading

Dr. Oz Oozes Scientific Illiteracy

(September 24th, 2014)
It should come as no surprise that Dr. Oz, a longstanding mouthpiece for the anti-GMO movement that seeks to ban these genetically improved foods (GIFs), is ramping up his unscientific scaremongering campaign. In a recent episode of his show, Dr. Oz gravely warned viewers that genetically … Continue reading