Food & Beverage (page 188)

We’ve Got A Bridge To Sell You

Organic marketers are taking advantage of anti-choice activists’ scare tactics to make all sorts of claims about the “benefits of eating organic.” One of the most deceptive involves the selling…
Posted July 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Searching For The Holy Sugar Grail

Activists continue to try to link sugar and soft drink consumption to health problems and they continue to fail. Scientist Barry Popkin, while admitting his new study finds no proof of sugared drinks causing any health problems, says parents should "restrict their kids' soft drink and fruit drink consumption" anyway. Center for Science in the Public Interest president Michael Jacobson immediately endorsed the research, saying studies like this "are the reason that we've asked the FDA to recommend limits on daily sugar intake."
Posted July 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Let Them Drink Milk And Water Only

The Washington Times continues to perpetuate the myth that choosing to drink soda causes calcium deficiencies in children. In the article, the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Development says having too many choices is the problem.
Posted July 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

CSPI Needs A Coffee Break

It's the good ol' summertime and you can't blame the Chicago Sun-Times for celebrating the growing array of frosty, frothy coffee drinks now available. Enter the killjoys from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): "Most of us don't need those extra calories. Plain coffee has virtually no calories. But if you add a little sugar, you're talking 16 to 20 calories per spoonful. And these 32 ounce beverages -- good grief, that's a lot to be consuming."
Posted July 21, 2000 at 12:00 am

What’s Really Inside A Twinkie Tax?

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel repeats the ridiculous idea of a “Twinkie tax” as a way to pay for national campaigns designed to promote healthier lifestyles. We remind you that this…
Posted July 14, 2000 at 12:00 am

Voices Against Choices

The war against choice continues in the nation's school system as a hundred of the leading nanny groups call on Congress to invalidate contracts signed between soda and snack food industries and local school districts.
Posted July 13, 2000 at 12:00 am

Why Would You Eat Organic Anyway?

The British Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has forced the leading British anti-choice nannies at the Soil Association to retract a leaflet entitled "Five Reasons to Eat Organic." The ASA ruled activists could not substantiate claims that organic food was healthier, consumers could taste the difference, organic was better for the environment, and organic meant healthy, happy animals.
Posted July 12, 2000 at 12:00 am

Misplaced Sentiment

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives organic foods a plug, complete with unfounded safety and health claims.
Posted July 10, 2000 at 12:00 am

Now There’s An Idea

A San Francisco Chronicle columnist thinks way outside the box when she suggests that making it easier (and cheaper) for people to exercise more might help address the obesity epidemic. It certainly puts the responsibility where it belongs - on the individual, not the people serving the food.
Posted July 10, 2000 at 12:00 am

Where Have We Heard That Before?

Reuters repeats the results of a study that, without any solid correlation, blames rising obesity largely on the fact that people eat at restaurants more often than they used to.
Posted July 6, 2000 at 12:00 am