The task of responding to the latest crusade from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has become almost tedious, says writer Radley Balko in this article from TCSDaily.com. He discusses CSPI's lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken and its attacks on Starbucks for its "high-calorie, high-fat" drinks and pastries.
Author: Radley Balko, Tech Central Station contributor and Cato Institute policy analyst
"Vitamin E is harmful", "salt is poison", "organic cookies decimate the endangered orangutan habitat" and "the childhood obesity crisis is a red herring made up by the liberal media." These assertions are just a sampling of the flagrant misuses of science degrees by people who should know better. When its expert versus expert, everyone gets short-changed.
Diabetes afflicts an ever-growing percentage of the population. However, creators and manufacturers of foods designed either directly or indirectly to prevent the development of obesity and diabetes, are bringing more and more ammo to the battle every year.
The market for gluten-free foods, currently at about $600 million annually, may be only a small piece of the overall food market, but the category is growing extremely fast - nearly 15 percent annually, according to the San Francisco-based market research group Spins Inc.