Archive for the ‘Food Totalitarianism’ Category

Unbelievable News Flash: “40 years of federal nutrition research fatally flawed”

Friday, October 18, 2013 23:12 5 Comments

Let’s see: federally-funded, quasi-nutritional research that has (1) long propped up Big Ag and its corresponding Industrial Food Machine, and (2) has promoted Food Pyramid mythology while enriching the satellites of the Pyramid scheme has been found to be a “fatally flawed” example of scientific credibility. Really? I’m dumbfounded. Here is a quote from the [...]

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The Diet Dictator Cartel Promotes “Healthy”

Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:51 No Comments

As Dr. Brownstein (a Detroit area holistic MD) notes in his latest blog post, the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held its annual conference in April, and the sponsors were those wonderful promoters of all things health: McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, and one of the state’s largest GMO factions, the Michigan soybean industry. Appropriately enough, the [...]

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Corn Lobby Shot Down By FDA

Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:58 5 Comments

This is the type of battle where there is no lesser of two evils, but still, it is amusing to see the Corn Refiners Association be denied its petition to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar.

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A Caveman vs the Dinosaurs

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:43 1 Comment

I have previously posted on the story of ‘Diabetes Warrior’ Steve Cooksey (see #1 here and #2 here), a guy who has been tyrannized by the North Carolina government for using his own property to dispense ideas, advice, and encouragement that goes against the conventional wisdom of the federal government food pyramid and the various [...]

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Nutritional McCarthyism: Red Meat To Blame for Death, Global Warming, Tsunamis, Mine Collapses, and Terrorist Attacks

Thursday, March 15, 2012 21:34 5 Comments

Red meat is probably the cause behind the Congo train derailment and the Yangtze River dolphin extinction, too. The media, this week, ran the following headlines: CNN. “Study: Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Lifespan.” LA Times. “Red Meat: What Makes It Unhealthy.” “Harvard Study Concludes Red Meat Reduces Average Life.” NY Daily News. “Red [...]

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School Lunch-Free Zones

Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:56 No Comments

Since all schools and their surrounding neighborhood have long been “drug-free” zones, it is time to turn them into lunch-free zones as well. California state bureaucrats have already declared legal pot dispensaries to be a threat to the kiddies when they are too close to a federal child internment camp, and now, lunch trucks and [...]

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Lard and Cigarettes

Monday, March 5, 2012 21:27 2 Comments

NPR recently ran a great story, “Who Killed Lard?” From the story: “It seems funny,” Silver says, “but for thousands of years this was the thing that people cooked with. A century ago, lard was in every American pantry and fryer. These days, lard is an insult. “The word lard has become this generally derogatory [...]

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USDA Puts Your Money Where Its Pyramid Is

Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:58 1 Comment

USDA Rural Development provided a “Value-Added Producer Grant” to a potato chip maker so the company can secure new contracts to sell more junk food that Michele Obama crusades against in her “war” on obesity. Meanwhile, the USDA’a brother-in-arms, the FDA, has shut down the operations of a peaceful businessman who sold raw milk to [...]

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Lady Obama Spreads Low-Fat Cheer Among the Troops

Saturday, February 18, 2012 21:03 6 Comments

While Lady Obama is busy sprinkling her political dust on the food front in the “war” against obesity, no troops are being left behind. The Washington Post and New York Times have reported on the story that food fascism has come to the military (although they don’t actually report it that way): Military bases will [...]

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The Lunch Nazis Are Coming! No, They’re Here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:00 4 Comments

I really wish I was making this up. This is from the Carolina Journal Online: A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple [...]

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