Eurocrats with a bee in their bonnets
It seems the bee has replaced the whale and the polar bear as the friendly face of green authoritarianism.
|Friday 19 April 2013|
Chewing the fat over food fears
In the first of a new series, TV Dinners, Rob Lyons discusses why we shouldn’t swallow myths about our eating habits.
|Monday 15 April 2013|
We need a bit more hunger to end poverty
Claims that climate change will cause mass starvation could actually make it harder to feed the world.
|Friday 12 April 2013|
A junk outlook on processed food
In his new book about mass-produced foodstuffs, Michael Moss dresses up a rancid view of firms and consumers as investigative journalism.
|Thursday 14 February 2013|
where’s the beef?
No one has died, or been harmed, and the risks of harm are very low. So why freak out about horsemeat?
|Tuesday 5 February 2013|
How’s your beef burger? Champion.
Bad jokes aside, the scandal about horse meat in burgers should not be used to smear the entire food industry.
|Wednesday 23 January 2013|
Tesco haters: wake up and smell the coffee
The anger at Tesco’s shareholding in a trendy coffee chain is snobbish, small-minded and ignorant.
|Wednesday 12 December 2012|
Gorging on anti-
A Canadian medic claims on YouTube that Big Food is killing us. Such claims need to be taken with a huge pinch of salt.
|Tuesday 20 November 2012|
Food is too cheap and too expensive?
Greens say cheap food encourages waste. Poverty campaigners rail against rising prices. Both miss the point.
|Tuesday 13 November 2012|
When in doubt, do what the Danes do
Good news: just a year after introducing it, Denmark has dumped its nannying tax on fatty foods.
|Tuesday 30 October 2012|
GM food: nothing to worry about
Proposed legislation in California to label GM food assumes there is something scary and different about it.
|Tuesday 23 October 2012|
Down with the Diet Police!
Tesco’s introduction of traffic-light food warnings shows how normal the nudging of the masses has become.
|Tuesday 9 October 2012|
Get the state off our dinner plates
The powers-that-be are so disdainful of the public they even feel the need to tell us what to eat and how to eat it.
|Tuesday 11 September 2012|
These control freaks should just tuck off
The Tuckshop Taliban is peeved that its healthy-eating mania isn’t very influential in new academy schools. Good.
|Thursday 23 August 2012|
gruel and mush
The locavores championing seasonal food fail to see how food innovations have made us happier and healthier.
|Thursday 2 August 2012|
be sacred cows
Supermarkets aren’t to blame for UK dairy farmers failing to turn a profit; government special treatment is.
|Wednesday 18 July 2012|
Enough with the Malthusian miserablism
An expanding UK population is not a problem, but the scepticism towards economic growth most definitely is.
|Wednesday 11 July 2012|
Picking over the panic on a plate
When it comes to food, journalists and reporters are far too keen to fill themselves up on a diet of fear and hype.
|Thursday 31 May 2012|
The state-sanctioned bullying of fat people
After 10 years of politicians and medical experts waging a war on obesity, is it surprising our kids have body-image issues?
|Tuesday 15 May 2012|
Give food labelling the red light
The state’s attempt to colonise our kitchens by crudely labelling food ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is deeply unhealthy.