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WARNING: California Ballot Initiatives May Be Hazardous to your Sanity

“The comment ‘Only in California’ is hardly ever a compliment,” we write in an essay published yesterday by The Daily Caller. We’re referring, of course, to Proposition 65,…
Posted June 28, 2011 at12:00 am

Beware the Locally Grown Organic Sprouts

“The truth of the matter,” notes James Beard Award-winning writer Josh Ozersky in TIME this week, “is that when you eat food, you are generally eating living things.
Posted June 10, 2011 at12:00 am

What’s Wrong with Eating Local?

The short answer, of course, is nothing. “Locavorism” is a social movement dedicated to limiting a would-be chef’s food options to what is grown “in season” and can be…
Posted June 8, 2011 at12:00 am

Dr. Oz’s Fat-Headed Food Fear Mongering

Sometimes we’re not sure whether Dr. Mehmet Oz’s TV show is a trip to sugary make-believe or animal-rights fantasyland, but yesterday’s segment about childhood obesity was a…
Posted May 25, 2011 at12:00 am

Fighting the Culinary Fusspots

So you’ve canceled your subscription to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s newsletter. You’ve figured out that the Humane Society of the United States is…
Posted May 23, 2011 at12:00 am

When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet

In a simpler time, helping the Earth involved recycling and chastising litterbugs. But the annual “Earth Day” has become a platform for environmental and animal rights activists to promote…
Posted April 22, 2011 at12:00 am

“Naked Chef” Needs “Econ 101”

Los Angeles public school officials remain reluctant to allow British food scold Jamie Oliver to bring reality show drama to their cafeterias, but Season 2 of Oliver’s Food…
Posted April 13, 2011 at12:00 am

Organic Purists Preach “Unrealistic Ideology”

Scientists have repeatedly failed to find significant nutritional differences between food marketed as “organic” and its conventional counterpart. So it’s fitting that the term “halo effect” now…
Posted April 11, 2011 at12:00 am

Our Favorite Everyday Fools

Idiocy and fanaticism aren’t limited to just one calendar day a year. And to prove it, we’d like to share a little April Fool’s Day quiz. See if you…
Posted April 1, 2011 at12:00 am

Greenpeace Ignores the Sound of Science

Some British officials admit they’re “terrified” to counter the baseless attacks of radical environmental organizations that negatively affect public perception of genetically modified (GM) foods. They say these…
Posted March 25, 2011 at12:00 am