Facts Don’t Match Agenda? Say They Don’t Matter!
(July 31st, 2012)
One of the tenets of the animal-rights and environmentalist gospel is that meat production has an overwhelmingly negative impact on the environment beyond that of the rest of modern society.  It pops up in the anti-agriculture “Meatless Monday” campaign, animal-rights … Continue reading
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Cartoon: Not Exactly the Olympics
(July 30th, 2012)
The Olympic Games are underway in London, and that has people thinking about the role of physical activity on health and body weight. And with new evidence that physical inactivity is a significant health concern, the importance of promoting active … Continue reading
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No fizz in soda tax
(July 30th, 2012)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Philly Daily News Perhaps Mayor Nutter knows that research doesn’t support his claims that soda taxes will reduce obesity. After all, he seems to subscribe to the view that the revenue matters more. (“Specter of … Continue reading
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Agriculture Department Gags on Anti-Ag Campaign
(July 27th, 2012)
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was at the center of a brief firestorm this week after a newsletter endorsing the “Meatless Monday” semi-vegetarian campaign appeared on the agency’s website. Agricultural-state Senators were not amused, and the USDA quickly … Continue reading
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Food Cop’s “Concession” Stand Hawks Hot Air
(July 26th, 2012)
You wouldn’t expect Kelly Brownell — the architect of the Twinkie tax and head of Yale’s activist Rudd Center — to say something nice about a Twinkie, but at the New York City soda ban public hearing this week he … Continue reading
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Hold the Snob’s Nobel Nomination
(July 25th, 2012)
One man stands against the medical establishment. Apparently, one man knows the truth about milk. (He also likes cheese, but that’s okay.) He’s not the medical gadfly we want; he’s the medical gadfly we need. That man is New York … Continue reading
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Soda Ban Illogic
(July 24th, 2012)
As we noted yesterday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hearing public comments today on Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban. And in what can best be described as convenient timing, the New England Journal of … Continue reading
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A Critical Moment for Consumer Choice
(July 23rd, 2012)
Tomorrow, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will hear public comments on the portion-size soda prohibition proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s hand-picked bureaucrats will then rule on whether the ban should go forward. Considering that they’ve … Continue reading
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CCF On Air: Talking Truth to Food Taxes
(July 20th, 2012)
We mentioned it in passing, but in case you missed it, a Nevada legislator, Harvey Munford, resurrected a proposal to place an as-yet-undetermined tax on “junk food.”  Last year, Munford proposed to levy a five-cent tax on all “fast food” … Continue reading
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Cartoon: The Wages of Office Jobs
(July 19th, 2012)
The British medical journal The Lancet is running a series on the positive impact of physical activity on public health, which we covered yesterday. Researchers found that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be attributed to inactivity. We additionally noted a … Continue reading
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