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There Are Chemicals In the Food Supply!
The latest freak-out over “chemicals” in food comes from the fever swamps of for-profit petition host Change.org. Over 50,000 people have signed a petition promoted by the…
PostedMarch 8, 2013 at5:12 pm
Food Snobs Are Not Epidemiologists, Researchers Report
A study co-authored by Robert “No Soda Without I.D.” Lustig attracted some attention last week, as it boldly claimed to directly link Type II diabetes incidence with…
PostedMarch 5, 2013 at8:55 am
How Cheap Is Fresh Food, Anyway?
A commonly repeated argument that tries to link food companies with a diabolical obesity-promoting conspiracy is that unhealthy “hyper-processed” snacks are cheaper than fresh fruits and vegetables. Barry Popkin,…
PostedMarch 1, 2013 at4:47 pm
USDA: Yes, Healthy Snacks Can Be Cheaper
If you’ve read any food activist tome—the most recent pair being Michael Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat or Melanie Warner’s Pandora’s Lunchbox—you might believe that only the low prices…
PostedFebruary 28, 2013 at10:39 am
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…
PostedFebruary 26, 2013 at4:38 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…
PostedFebruary 25, 2013 at3:34 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.
PostedFebruary 22, 2013 at3:24 pm
Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?
This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine leads with a full-throated endorsement of the notion that enjoyable foods are equivalent to crack cocaine. The claim isn’t supported by scientific…
PostedFebruary 20, 2013 at5:12 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…
PostedFebruary 19, 2013 at4:41 pm
National Soft Drink Prohibition Proposed
Today, food police from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)and potato scaremonger Walter Willett introduced a proposal that would ban every regular soft drink…
PostedFebruary 13, 2013 at11:45 am