Food Scares (page 51)

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.
Posted June 12, 2000 at 12:00 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.
Posted May 16, 2000 at 12:00 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…
Posted May 10, 2000 at 12:00 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.
Posted May 10, 2000 at 12:00 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…
Posted April 11, 2000 at 12:00 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."
Posted March 2, 2000 at 12:00 am