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Environmental Scaremongers Strike Again

In the past we’ve covered the so-called “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics,” (CSC) an environmentalist scare spinoff of the Environmental Working Group (perhaps better billed the “Environmental Worry Group”).
PostedMay 2, 2013 at4:33 pm

The Home Cook’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan, arch-foodie and author of the food-Luddite tome The Omnivore’s Dilemma, has a new book out, entitled Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Like his previous efforts, the…
PostedApril 22, 2013 at2:22 pm

New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals

The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a…
PostedApril 19, 2013 at1:24 pm

Is Comfort Food Cranky Food?

Being told he isn’t allowed to deprive New Yorkers of their soda might make Mayor Michael Bloomberg cranky, but he might take solace from a CBS Boston report…
PostedMarch 18, 2013 at4:29 pm

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 Over 50,000 people have signed a petition promoted by the…
PostedMarch 8, 2013 at5:12 pm

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

This Week in Food Freedom: Unintended Meat-Free Consequences, New York Hypocrites, and More

British newspaper The Guardian brings us a gem of unintended consequences from the so-called “sustainable” food movement (that wins a striking lack of converts). Vegans and vegetarians looking for meat substitutes…
PostedJanuary 18, 2013 at5:05 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Food-Cancer Scares Have Little to Show for Themselves, Animal Rights Extremist Goes Directly to Jail, and More

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pours cold water on claims that eating or shunning certain foods will meaningfully affect cancer risk. As one study …
PostedDecember 7, 2012 at5:27 pm

A Failed Hit-Job and a History of Bad Times

We’ve grabbed the popcorn and watched The New York Times’ resident food snob, Mark Bittman, pick through the fallout from the failure of three ballot measures that would have…
PostedNovember 13, 2012 at5:55 pm

Foodie Fantasies Meet Harsh Reality

As advocates pick up the pieces following the left-leaning California electorate roundly rejecting three food-related ballot measures, denial has given way to other emotions. Author…
PostedNovember 12, 2012 at4:09 pm