Center for Science in the Public Interest

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    New Video Reveals Dark Side to Coca-Cola Bears

    Alex Bogusky used to create highly successful ads for clients including food industry giants such as Coca-Cola. But now he's fighting the powerful soda brand campaigns that associate sugary beverages with happiness and health. Bogusky has teamed up with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Soda Vending Machines To Display Calories

    According to the Associated Press, Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will post the calorie counts of the drinks. "They're seeing the writing on the wall and want to say that it's corporate responsibility," Mike Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Scienc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    It Looks Like People Are Eating a Lot of Wood Pulp These Days

    Ella's Dad/Flickr​Perhaps in part because we're usually too busy worrying about whether there's shit in our meat, most of us have never really paid attention to cellulose. But apparently, we should, because it's in a whole host of things we stuff down our gullets.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Food Day 2011 Will Attempt to Get America to 'Eat Real'

    ​Since 1981, World Food Day has come around every October to increase awareness and understanding of hunger, and promote actions to alleviate it. But its scope is just so planetary, so mindful of countries that don't suffer from an overabundance of junk food, subsidized corn, and diabetic thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    When Reservations Mean Nothing; Chili's Testing BBQ Items

    ​If Walmart is permitted to open stores in New York, local shoppers could be cutting their grocery bills by a third. A recent cost analysis with Key Food revealed that almost all items at Walmart are cheaper. [NY Post] Baron Ambrosia, the host of Bronx Flavor, recently hosted a dinner of smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Measured by Salmonella, New York is Pretty Average

    CSPIOur home, our petri dish.​Just as the Department of Health is now in the business of issuing restaurants report cards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has gone and graded all 50 states on how well they detect outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    New Study Shows That Food & Wine Really Don't Mix; Ex-Google Chefs Start Catering Biz

    ​Steve Cuozzo offers advice on how to survive dining out during the holidays: for one, do not drive into Manhattan. Hear that, Jersey? [NY Post] The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group, is suing McDonald's for using toys to market Happy Meals to young children. [CNN] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Cheetos Have No Friend in the Senate

    Nikolas Muray, FlickrPoliticians against crap for a change.​Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will commit $4.5 billion to federal child nutrition programs, including school lunch, over the next decade, The Washington Post reports.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    McDonald's May Get Slapped With a Happy Meals Lawsuit

    ​Having taken on everything from nutrition labeling to restaurant calorie postings, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is now stepping into the ring to do battle with perhaps its most fearsome opponent to date: children who harass their parents to buy them Happy Meals.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    M&Ms Go Chocolate Salty; Watchdog Group Could Sue Mickey D's Over Happy Meal Toys

    ​M&Ms is launching a new flavor with a nugget of pretzel inside the candy to cater to the growing consumer taste for mixing sweet and salty flavors. The campaign for pretzel M&Ms is relying strongly on digital and social media. [NY Times] Restaurants are struggling to wean customers off the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Best iPad Kitchen Apps; the Worst Fast-Food Menu Items

    ​Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    New York's Most Over-the-Top Fatty Foods; America's Craving for Bigger Flavors

    ​The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine. [NY Post] Americans want spicie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    From the Annals of Idiocy: NY State Assemblyman Introduces Bill to Ban Salt

    One New York assemblyman's interpretation of the average New York restaurant kitchen.​ If you thought the Mayor's voluntary salt reduction initiative was lacking in dictatorial muscle, then Felix Ortiz may be your man. In the kind of sadly deranged move that could have made only by someone who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    GreenBox to Revolutionize Pizza; Bill Owens Hasn't 'Got Milk'

    ​The GreenBox is a new pizza box that allows you to rip off the top and separate it into four plates, while the bottom folds in half and becomes a container for leftovers. The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh, who came up with the idea in college. [NY Daily News] Certain "Smart Choices" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Riskiest Foods Features Some Unlikely Culprits

    ​Though spinach, berries, and tomatoes don't have a place on the This Is Why You're Fat honor roll, they are newly minted members of an even more dubious club: the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Top 10 Riskiest Foods list, which was published today. Though some of the foods, such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
  • Art

    July 27, 2004

    The Main Course

    Food studies is fast becoming a serious pursuit

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Slaughterhouse Jive

    Where's the Beef? Good Question.

  • News

    November 27, 2001

    Risky Chickens

    Bayer Refuses to Withdraw Animal Antibiotic That Causes Drug Resistance in Humans

  • News

    April 11, 2000