So organic foods aren’t so pristine–big deal, it’s still just food with a trace of chemicals, like the mainstream food.
Category Archives: Food scares
Sometimes the stylish NYT takes down a myth.
I don’t trust em generally, however, on pretty much everything political.
No cure for chemophobes, even if you win the argument, remember obsessive complusives need soemthing to fear and avoid–the world is a scary place.
Eric Hoffer was the most insightful of writers about true believer mass movements.
I stole the idea of the aggressive nanny meddling chattering oligarchs in the title from him.
Well I have been carrying around Ernest Curtis’s essay on risk factor medicine. Ernest is a cardiologist and cardiology actually is a place where risk factor medicine is well developed. I have pleased to say that Ernest thinks risk factor medicine is hocum and bunkum–I think it is too.
So I respond here to Ernest’s excellent discussion and try to offer some reasons why risk factor medicine has become such a big deal and dominates public policy discussions and patient education–public health people love to talk living healthy and such.
Dr. Josh Bloom takes on the Environmental Working Group for trying to make a big deal out of a part per trillion and other pieces of pseudoscience. Continue reading
These food fetishists just can’t stop, and they pay to create junk science to support their theories.