Big Fat Lies (page 7)

Is Food Addiction Real or Invented to Sell Books?

Two books cashing in on obesity hype are being released this week. Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat claims, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, that we’re…
Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Media “Addicted” to Food Hype

This past Sunday, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story on the notion of “food addiction,” claiming that food companies make food that is just too…
Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Former CDC Obesity Boss Says Physical Activity Matters

Yesterday, we covered new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that youths are consuming fewer calories now than they did ten years ago.
Posted February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Child Calorie Consumption Falls, Crisis-Mongers Hardest Hit

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in, and they — like much other data — don’t forecast an impending Obesity Apocalypse.
Posted February 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Unscientific Rambling Stains Science Dinner

When most people think of “the most destructive force in the universe,” they think of astronomical phenomena like black holes and meteorites. And if those words were uttered at…
Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Food Politics and the Dinner Date

With Valentine’s Day behind us, so too are millions of dinner dates. And while most will have obeyed the maxim that one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics at the…
Posted February 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Deconstructing the Food Fearmonger

We mentioned in passing earlier this month that we had discovered a document written by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (the home of…
Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Addiction Mythmaking Entraps Activists

The leading group trying to convince politicians that food is an “addictive substance” like drugs is Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Led by longtime “Twinkie…
Posted February 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Same Silly Sweetener Scaremongering from Shameless Sap

Daytime television’s self-promoting “You Doc,” Mehmet Oz, has a long history of scaremongering about high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which he continues in his syndicated column. The Great Oz blames HFCS for…
Posted January 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Fighting the Last Obesity War

There’s an old saying about military generals: They plan to “fight the last war” rather than addressing new and evolving threats. This is perhaps best exemplified by World…
Posted January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm