Health

The Public Editor Criticizes Fishy Front-Page Story on Mercury and Sushi

Clark Hoyt on an alarmist front-page report on mercury in sushi: "I thought the package was less balanced than it should have been, given the state of existing research."

Motion Picture Association Chief Wants 'Healthier' Food in Theaters

Former Agricultural Secretary Glickman carries on fight from the Clinton administration about what we eat.

Behar Blames Restaurants for Obesity, Declares People 'Victims' of Eating

'The View' co-host says restaurants, not overeaters, are to blame for obesity.

Meat Is Murder - Or at Least Manslaughter

Mark Bittman: "Grain, meat and even energy are roped together in a way that could have dire results....If those trends continue, meat may become a treat rather than a routine. It won't be ...

NY Times Touts New FDA Regulations, Ignores Industry

Report on new FDA requirements for experimental drug testing ignores possibility of higher costs, includes no industry input.

CBS Does Turnabout on Mercury-based Thimerosal's Link to Autism

Seven months prior, 'Evening News' gave a slanted report about autistic hardship blamed on thimerosal.

Subject of ABC Medicare Story Claims Misrepresentation

Retiree named Medicare Advantage 'favorite' says 'Good Morning America' exaggerated his support of private insurance companies.

Dumpster Divers Against Bush: 'World News' Showcases Freeganism

ABC goes into peculiar nature of subculture called freeganism, but ignores business side as well as health risks and dangers of the practice.

Junk Food Ban "Faces Hurdles" - But Freedom Isn't One of Them

The Times' Kim Severson brings the nanny-state approach to the school snack bar, celebrating the fight against "the mountain of high-calorie snacks and sodas available to schoolchildren."
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