Category Archives: Food scares

We need to stop the Bullies on GM

There are too many anxious idiots on the issue of Gentically Modified food sources.

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GMO opposition discussed by Miller

Henry Miller is at the Hoover and is an expert on the benefits of genetic modification.

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Food Fetishists and Junk Nutritionists Push Back

Thomas Lifson reports on the Saturated Fats are OK study and the reaction from the food nuts. Food “experts” are very much like climate junkster “experts.”

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GM crop debate

A discussion on the GM crops issues, featuring an advocate who is on the science and policy advisory group for ACSH.

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They want to Starve the Carbon Based Units

My friend and high flying Agriculture Lawyer, Gary Baise, midwest farmer hissownself, and DC Law Firm Doyen of EPA regulatory abuses, writes a regular column for Farm Futures

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Aspartame OK Really

Another round of discussion about the sweetener Aspartame

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Union of Concerned (Junk) Scientists are Sponsors at AAAS Meet

Orwellian junk science outfits always get dressed up with nice names.

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Let’s talk some more Taubes

Some reacted negatively to my applause for Gary Taubes.

Let’s discuss.

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Taubes be da Man

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.

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CVS Morality and Public Policy Making.

I would say that smoking tobacco goes back a ways and that even the worst results of epidemiological studies shows that 90% of tobacco smokers manage to avoid the deadly cancer causing effects of cigarette tobacco smoking.

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Damn the Chemophobes

Here we go again. Parabens are the bogeyman. These people need to take a nap.

http://acsh.org/2014/02/behind-times-perpetuate-one-ridiculous-chemical-scares-youll-ever-see-parabens/

Media Food Panic

The Media, following the lead of the Public Health community, loves to create food anxiety.

Here are examples.

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Genetically Modified Food–a Wonderful Development

Here’s a vote in favor for GM foods from a former nut case.

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Chemophobe Alert from Human Insurance Co

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.

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Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

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

Organic Chemistry Sounds Scary

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.

http://acsh.org/2014/01/natural-foods-chemicals-right-think/

Henry I. Miller and Greg Conko–Stop the Idiocy

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.

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The Antibiotic Panicmongers

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.

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Men’s Health Morons

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.

http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/for-heart-health-steer-clear-of-fizzy-medicines-20131230

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.

Danish Pastries? not so fast…..

[NPR report]

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.

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