Food

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

CBS Obesity Report Trims Opposing Views

'Evening News' story shorts personal responsibility and cost arguments.

Media Rely on Stories That Are 'Bad for You'

Sugar and spice and everything else are all supposedly harmful - except when they're not.

Trans Fats: Public Health Enemy No. 1?

Media focus on trans fats is misleading and distracts from serious health threats.

USA Today: Room for Worry in New Study on College Weight Gain

The 'Freshman 15' reported more like the 'Freshman 8,' but reporter Nanci Hellmich focused on complaints from nutritionists about foods offered in college dining halls.

USA Today Hypes Risk of Bacteria in Packaged Produce

But reporter buried expert who said the industry does a 'superb' job of cleaning veggies.

Restaurants Left out of Stories on Trans Fat Ban

Network news ignored or downplayed criticism of New York City's proposed food regulation.

ABC Issues Stark Call for More Produce Regulation

Liberal leanings of CSPI, Democratic senator ignored in story favoring bigger government.

NY Times' Warner Shakes Fist at Salt

Reporter who slammed McDonald's Happy Meals and beer ads turns attention to sodium content in food.

NBC's Phillips Cites Psychologist Who Blames Advertising for Obesity

But the 'Dateline' excerpt left out that main source founded an organization dedicated to regulating advertising to children.
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