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Category Archives: Food nannies
Orwellian junk science outfits always get dressed up with nice names.
I have always admired the work of the great Taubes, since he is fearless even when he hopes to get published by the NYT and other lefty pubs.
Here we go again. Parabens are the bogeyman. These people need to take a nap.
The Media, following the lead of the Public Health community, loves to create food anxiety.
Here are examples.
Here’s a vote in favor for GM foods from a former nut case.
I friend sent me this stupid public relations release from Humana on another cancer scare. Thanks Jeff. Jeff get’s his health insurance from Humana.
courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.
“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves. Continue reading
As in the case of 4 methyl-cyclohexane methanol, organic chemistry sounds really really scary.
Here’s a fine exercise for your favorite Chemophobe, similar to the annual Thangsgiving Dinner list that is put out by the American Council on science and Health.
This time just a great discussion by an Australian chem teacher.
Opposition to Genetic Modification (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) food crops has developed an undeserved status as a priority in the enviro fanatics world, considering that they are preventing important food improvements.
The anti GM GE movement is causing great harm.
Let’s get back to the real world, if a cow or a pig is treated with an antibiotic, and then the pig or cow is slaughtered for meat,
GUESS WHAT, the antibiotic is not in the meat, since it is digested as just another chemical.
Tevi Troy, generally a sensible man and prolific writer on public issues, takes on a discussion of Mayor and professional nanny, Michael Bloomberg.
Last week I discussed this Medici of the modern age, who spent more than 600 million of his own money to facilitate and inflate and flaunt his mayoralty, in violation of the spirit if not the letter of American Law and Government.
We don’t elect monarchs or even Dukes or Counts here. He got away with his behavior and extravagance because he was rich, worth in the range of 30 billion adn New Yorkers and the New York press do love to kiss up to rich guys with big egos.
This NYT article about the Bloomberg Plutocracy misses the point, but the NYT often misses the point.
Bloomberg is the ruling class elite on steroids, imposing his preferences by playing the rich bull in the china shop.
Funny, with all this flattery in the NYT piece, no mention of the prolonged hardships of the people devastated by Sandy who were ignored while Bloomberg pursued his aesthetic obsessions and meddling pretenses.
He is or was like a Medici in old Florence, but he was a Mayor in a country that is supposed to be a republic with a limited government by the consent of the people. His use of personal funds to exaggerate the role of the Mayor is misconduct in office. Someone should bring him up on charges. What he did is like what happens in Banana Republics and Oligarchies.
Constitutional Republics, recommended by Aristotle, Locke and certainly our founders, are supposed to be societies with a proper environment for the citizen, decadence follows a regime like created by Bloomberg. Nanny states are not a proper place for human development, happiness, development, accomplishment and liberty.
I am disgusted to read this devotional piece by the NYT, but they should really dedicate a chapel for such an icon, candles and incense and such would be right, Bloomberg would finance the thing out of petty cash.
I cannot comprehend how we came to this, encomiums for demogogues with big bank accounts. In America?
The NYT thinks oligarchies/plutarchies are charming?
Marx was a medievalist in outlook. So is Bloomberg, so are the ruling class elites described and condemned so insightfully by Angelo Codevilla.
The NYT is a medievalist elitist journal, and certainly committed to a statist tyranny of elites. All, of course, intended to take care of us properly, and show us how to live and what to think.
Please don’t choke when you read this nonsense.
You should be reminded that this is what appears in these silly grocery store and book store mags all the time.
Usually with pics of well defined boooodies.
There is no point in explaining why the premise of the article is stupid–how does one establish the magnitude of stupid when there is no measure of stupid in the casual health press–salt is a threat to 30 year old exercise freaks? I don’t think so. Old guys with congestive heart failure or kidney disease–maybe.
Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.
That’s the cost of vitamins and supplements annually in the U.S.
Studies recently reported no benefit for taking supplements and vitamins except in some special circumstances. Folate in pregnancy is a good example to prevent neural tube defects.
Why do you suspect that I knew that and I am not impressed with the claims made?
You think there are supplements or additives or changes in diet that will make magic?
The forces arrayed against Genetic Modification of food sources have no shame. They come out of their lairs and put up misleading claims, but sometimes they offend their colleagues too much.
Every year the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) publishes a fine rendition on why toxicology by the EPA is Junk Science for sure every year for he holidays.
If one paid attention to the fools on the hill at places like the Harvard factory for panic by Willett and Ascherio–there would be nothing but degraded mush to eat for Thanksgiving and the Holidays.