Food Scares (page51)

Healthy Dose Of Misinformation

The organic industry gets a free ad courtesy of CNN. CNN promotes the "healthfulness" of an organic diet, which is something Katherine DiMatteo, the head of the Organic Trade Association, won't verify when asked directly.
PostedJune 12, 2000 at12:00 am

CSPI’s Got A Sour Tooth

Despite the government's removal of saccharin from its list of carcinogens, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) continues to rail against it. It's an interesting position for a group of nannies who continually scold us for eating too much sugar.
PostedMay 16, 2000 at12:00 am

The Blame Game Beat Goes On…

An increasing number of newspaper writers can’t resist blaming the so-called “obesity epidemic” on restaurants. Today, it’s influential New York Times food writer Marion Burros, who says: “[R]estaurant portions…
PostedMay 10, 2000 at12:00 am

Organic Marketing Crosses The Line

British supermarket chains Tesco and Iceland were forced by the British Advertising Standards Authority to withdraw advertising that claimed organic food tastes better than conventional food and that genetic engineering may have caused deaths in the U.S.
PostedMay 10, 2000 at12:00 am

Nannies Focus On International Food Policy

A coalition of environmental groups, labor, consumer groups, and anti-agribusiness groups is attempting to gain more influence in setting international food policy. With America’s leading anti-choice group, the Center for…
PostedApril 11, 2000 at12:00 am

Tarnishing The Organic Halo

The Columbus Dispatch questions nannies' baseless claims about the benefits of organic foods, pointing out that even the head of the Organic Trade Association recently had to admit that organic foods "are not safer or more nutritious than other foods."
PostedMarch 2, 2000 at12:00 am