Richard Berman

Berman and Company

Richard Berman is an NRN contributor and president of Berman and Company, a Washington-based communications firm.

Fight back against food police overreach 
In the first round, the food cops scored a body blow by convincing local governments across the country to ban margarine — or, if you prefer, trans fats.

Moderation matters more than mandated menus 
Richard Berman offers his take on the White House's agenda to fight obesity.
Pro-sugar studies manipulate masses in corn syrup debate 
Every day, thousands of companies like your own engage in an all-out battle for a valuable prize: other people’s business. Car companies introduce more powerful engines, restaurants dream up tastier meals, promised toothpaste results are whiter and brighter.

The truth behind marketing ploys 
Food used to be so simple. Consider all the varieties we have now: probiotic, low-carb, cholesterol-lowering, gluten-free, GMO-free, trans-fat-free, no-MSG, natural, antibiotic-free and hormone-free. There’s a boatload more, but who’s got menu space for all this?

Berman on Offense: Charities require the same scrutiny as businesses 
There are many ways crooks can steal your hard-earned dollars, but I am especially hacked...
Berman on Offense: Humane Society pushes secretly radical agenda 
I’ll say one thing for the Humane Society of the United States: These guys are everywhere.
Employee Free Choice Act set to sneak up on Senate next year 
Despite months of virtual gridlock, Congress is grinding toward some form of health care reform....
Soda tax will not shrink waists, but is sure to fatten IRS coffers 
Like a serial killer in a horror movie, proposals to create a national soda tax...
‘Food, Inc.’ disregards the facts to push elitist foodie propaganda 
There’s been a lot of buzz about the food industry recently, and the noise hasn’t...
Potential health care expenses enough to make employers sick 
Congress is considering several competing proposals to cover 47 million uninsured Americans. But such a...
On polo field and in life, Brinker carried himself with compassion, class 
I met Norman in 1975. He offered me three jobs: a combination in-house legal counsel,...
Idle fads and meaningless food labels should fade into oblivion 
Are you tweeting? The Twitter “revolution” is the next Pet Rock, this year’s Tickle Me...
Bogus food scares distract pols from genuine safety concerns 
Before the 1820s, everyone “knew” raw tomatoes were poisonous. It wasn’t until a man named...
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