The widely publicized warning about meat isn’t about health. It’s about fighting global warming.

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Making a potato chip sound fresh

Nicola Twilley in the New Yorker on an experiment to see how sound affects our sense of what is fresh. …Over the next few weeks, Spence invited twenty research subjects to his basement lab and sat them in front of a microphone in a soundproof booth. There they...

Teutonic primitives line up against science

How dispiriting that Germany, home to great scientific minds, succumbs to such hysterical progressive nonsense. WSJ So much for Europe’s efforts to put the junk science surrounding genetically modified (GMO) food to rest. Berlin last week signaled it will prohibit...

The New York Times discovers pizza (1944)

Some fun looking back. It has been a staple of New York (not to mention newsrooms) for so long that it is hard to imagine a time when pizza needed an introduction. But that’s what it got on Sept. 20, 1944 — at a time when Italy was full of American troops who were...

FDA Nannies: no roquefort for you!

LA Times …cheese counters could soon be a lot less aromatic, with several popular cheeses falling victim to a more zealous U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Roquefort — France’s top-selling blue — is in the agency’s cross hairs along with raw-milk versions of...