sugar http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12412/all en Couric Finally Admits She’s ‘An Activist,’ While Attacking Food Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-finally-admits-shes-activist-while-attacking-food-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;Perky One&#039; produced, narrated anti-sugar documentary, amidst media praise, factual omissions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">Another day, another anti-business documentary pushed by the media.&nbsp;</p> <p class="NoSpacing">Katie Couric, former ABC, CBS and NBC anchor, partnered with Laurie David, one of the climate alarmists behind “An Inconvenient Truth,” to attack the food industry in the new documentary “Fed Up.” In a <a href="http://time.com/93477/katie-couric-i-am-an-activist/">recent Time Magazine article</a>, Couric admitted her own activism and personal passion over the issue of childhood obesity. Unsurprisingly, the media praised this anti-industry message.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-finally-admits-shes-activist-while-attacking-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Politics Fed Up Katie Couric sugar Fri, 09 May 2014 17:02:21 +0000 mike.ciandella 46211 at http://www.mrc.org Ad Age Wonders if Sugar Will ‘Survive’ Regulatory Onslaught http://www.mrc.org/articles/ad-age-wonders-if-sugar-will-survive-regulatory-onslaught <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unlike many media outlets, magazine points out ‘little research’ to support obesity claims. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Large sugary drinks” got a reprieve this week after a judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on drinks above a certain size and in only some dining establishments. But sugar is still under attack according to Advertising Age magazine.<br /><br />The cover story of the magazine’s March 11, 2013, issue was headlined “Public Enemy No. 1,” and warned marketers to “beware” because “sugar may be the next regulatory target.” <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ad-age-wonders-if-sugar-will-survive-regulatory-onslaught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Advertising advertising age CSPI FDA Food Food Police marketing mayor bloomberg Michael Bloomberg Michael Moss nanny state New York Times obesity Regulation research Science sugar Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:31:44 +0000 julia.seymour 42900 at http://www.mrc.org Media Still in Love with War on Soda http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-still-love-war-soda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lefty group CPSI launches new ad campaign parodying Coke bears just before CDC shows sugary soda use declines. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CPSI continued to wage war on soda and sugary beverages. In a new ad campaign they launched called <a href="http://therealbears.org/">TheRealBears.org</a>, CPSI hired ad guru Bruce Horovitz to construct an animation that parodied the Coca-Cola polar bears. It’s just the latest attack as part of the group’s longstanding crusade against soda. The difference this time is the attention USA Today paid to it.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-still-love-war-soda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health Coca-Cola Coke CSPI Soda sugar Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:34:58 +0000 dan.gainor 41536 at http://www.mrc.org Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Passes, After Steady Stream of Media Attacks on Soft Drinks http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York City Board of Health approves the mayor’s proposed soda ban in spite of lack of evidence regulation will lower obesity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soda was demonized by the media and food police groups for years, long before New York City’s Board of Health voted Sept. 13, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/health-board-approves-bloombergs-soda-ban.html?smid=tw-share&amp;_rmoc.semityn.www">overwhelmingly approving</a> Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on certain sizes of soda. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bloombergs-soda-ban-passes-after-steady-stream-media-attacks-soft-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health abc ACSH alina cho CNN Food Police gavin newsom John Berman kelly brownell mayor Michael Bloomberg Mika Brzezinski Morning Joe nanny state NYC obesity pop Sanjay Gupta Soda soda pop soda tax soft drink sugar sweetener toxic toxin Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:14:29 +0000 julia.seymour 41219 at http://www.mrc.org ‘60 Minutes’ Attacks Sugar as Toxic, Like ‘Cocaine’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/60-minutes-attacks-sugar-toxic-cocaine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fructose joins the list of common foods that will definitely kill you. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sugar is a “toxin” that is killing the unwitting masses, according to an April 1, “60 Minutes” hosted by CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.</p> <p>Gupta and all of the medical experts that he interviewed argued that sugar leads to heart disease, cancer (by leading to the creation of insulin, which cancer cells use to trigger their growth), and that sugar can actually be compared to certain drugs, like “cocaine,” in that it triggers the pleasure centers in the brain.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/60-minutes-attacks-sugar-toxic-cocaine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Health 60 Minutes cbs Gupta sugar Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:51:27 +0000 dan.gainor 39736 at http://www.mrc.org 'World News' Promotes Food Police Attack on Marketing http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-promotes-food-police-attack-marketing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Knocking off iconic cereal box characters <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070614135616.aspx"></a>in 2007 wasn’t enough for the self-appointed “food police.” Now they want characters like that to promote only healthy foods.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The July 29 “World News with Charles Gibson” gave a one-sided account of food marketing, parroting the claims of a liberal activist “consumer group” and ignoring the role of parental responsibility in making food purchases for children.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/world-news-promotes-food-police-attack-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Advertising cartoon Cereal Children CSPI FastFood FDA Food FoodPolice FTC junk kids marketing parents snack Soda sugar Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:11:54 +0000 admin 26017 at http://www.mrc.org CNBC's Burnett: 'Ethanol Mafia is a Powerful Thing' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-burnett-ethanol-mafia-powerful-thing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     While Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama insists drilling for more oil in off-limits federal lands won’t help gas prices come down, there’s at least one thing that would: lifting tariffs on imported ethanol. Problem is, the Illinois senator’s ties to the powerful U.S. ethanol lobby would prevent him from doing it.</p> <br /> <p >     “I got to tell you – ethanol mafia is a powerful thing, Jim,” CNBC “Street Signs” host Erin Burnett said June 23, noting all the breaks the industry is getting from the U.S. government. “The ethanol emperors – or they are the mafia.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnbcs-burnett-ethanol-mafia-powerful-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Brazil burnett corn Cramer ethanol law lobby lobbyist Mandate obama sugar tariff tax Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:41:12 +0000 admin 26093 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Gupta: 'Cheap' Corn Should Be Taxed to Fight Obesity http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-gupta-cheap-corn-should-be-taxed-fight-obesity <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; According to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, corn prices have been artificially lowered by government taxpayer subsidies, so they should be artificially raised with a tax on drinks sweetened with corn syrup.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On the December 18 “American Morning,” Gupta was discussing San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan to tax such drinks to fight “the obesity epidemic” by deterring those purchases.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-gupta-cheap-corn-should-be-taxed-fight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy CNN corn ethanol fat obesity Sanjay Gupta subsidy sugar sweeten syrup tax Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:42:21 +0000 admin 25183 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Gets Syrupy over Global Warming http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-gets-syrupy-over-global-warming <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “World News with Charles Gibson” supplied a sad, syrupy story for viewers on March 24 as reporter Bob Jamieson warned of “A truly New England business that may one day disappear.”</p> <br /> <p >     “But this year, the syrup season is ending for many farmers when it would normally begin – in early March,” Jamieson reported.</p> <br /> <p >     Tom Branon, one syrup maker, told Jamieson that “springs are coming earlier” and “winters are less harsh,” putting the business in jeopardy.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-gets-syrupy-over-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment ClimateChange farm GlobalWarming maple sugar syrup Weather Mon, 26 Mar 2007 19:06:52 +0000 admin 25573 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Dusts Off 6-Month-Old Study to Push Internet Advertising Regulations http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-dusts-6-month-old-study-push-internet-advertising-regulations <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The Internet is making kids fat, and it’s time the government did something. That was the impression “American Morning” gave its January 25 audience with a report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that neglected to give parents tips for supervising their children’s Internet usage, while lamenting a lack of government regulation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-dusts-6-month-old-study-push-internet-advertising-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government ad Advertising Candy Children Food game Internet junk kids obesity Regulation snack sugar tax website Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:55:12 +0000 admin 25648 at http://www.mrc.org Viewers Get No Holiday from CNN's Energy Price Concerns http://www.mrc.org/articles/viewers-get-no-holiday-cnns-energy-price-concerns <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/rachel-waters">Rachel Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     It might have been a holiday weekend for some, but “In the Money” viewers didn't get any time off from worrying. The January 13 CNN show insisted that energy costs were a concern, even in a time of falling gas prices. </p> <br /> <p >     According to the <a href="http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/" />AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report</a>, gas prices are averaging almost 10 cents lower than they were this time a year ago. However, “In the Money” correspondent Jennifer Westhoven didn't let that slow her down.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/viewers-get-no-holiday-cnns-energy-price-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy barrel CNN ethanol GasPrices holiday oil Soda sugar Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:08:06 +0000 admin 25663 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Lisa Stark Pours Cold Milk on Advertising Trend http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-lisa-stark-pours-cold-milk-advertising-trend <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What’s next, a “Dateline NBC” sting operation to snag Toucan Sam?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Basing her story on a July 19 study by the liberal <a href="http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia071906pkg.cfm"></a>Kaiser Family Foundation, ABC’s Lisa Stark offered the audience of the July 26 “World News Tonight” a look at the “Wild West” world of food marketing on the Internet geared to kids, complete with flashy games on company Web sites.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-lisa-stark-pours-cold-milk-advertising-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business abc Advertising Cereal Children Internet kids obesity sugar Television tv Thu, 27 Jul 2006 18:38:26 +0000 admin 25113 at http://www.mrc.org