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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

PETA Finds an Animal It Won’t Kill

(September 24th, 2014)
We recently reported on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign to systematically euthanize an entire populace of feral cats in an Arizona county. But when San Diego came looking for a solution to its feral pig problem, PETA had different … Continue reading
Longtime junk scientist and “snake oil salesman” Joseph Mercola has moved from spewing nutritional nonsense to providing animal-rights nonsense, too. His site recently featured an article celebrating a newly enacted ban on animal performances in Mexico City circuses. Thepet-killing hypocrites at People for the Ethical Treatment … Continue reading

Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

(September 12th, 2014)
The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. The “Jenny McCarthy of Food’s” attack … Continue reading
The Non-GMO Project, a private coalition of “natural products industry retailers, distributors, and manufactures” that has its own private system to label products not produced using genetically improved food (GIF) ingredients, has declared October “Non-GMO Month.” Participating food retailers are … Continue reading
It’s no secret that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) tends to lean to the political left—a point we’ve long made at our project CrewExposed.com. After all, the nonprofit group has been run by former top Democratic aide to the House Judiciary Committee Melanie Sloan and … Continue reading
Big Organic and its anti-biotechnology campaign have suffered some big losses lately. First there’s Hawaii, where a federal judge just struck down Kauai County’s law requiring labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. It’s an major victory for the island, where activists have … Continue reading
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a Big Green California company, is an outspoken advocate of the scientifically suspect “GMO labeling” movement. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Bronner’s should spend more time worrying about their own labels. For starters, … Continue reading