The New York Times really stepped in some cheesy goo yesterday.
An article on the "dangers" of macaroni and cheese was so insanely wrong that it's hard to believe it was in the paper at all.
The author was Roni Caryn Rabin who, although not a scientist, has written about health issues for more than 20 years. And she has done a lot of fine work. But this article was so deeply flawed and filled with scare tactics that it comes across as little more than an anti-chemical screed against a group of ubiquitous chemicals called phthalates.
I understand that screeds sell papers, especially when they are written about a group of chemicals with hard to pronounce...