Tennesseans Informed HSUS Is Not Your Local Humane Society
(April 30th, 2013)
While Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) President and CEO Wayne Pacelle cavorts with Hollywood celebrities, local shelters desperately try to help homeless pets find homes from dilapidated buildings with leaky roofs. That’s the message of a Fox Nashville … Continue reading
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Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road
(April 29th, 2013)
As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal article from last year, regulators are now proposing even more methods to shove … Continue reading
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California Food Police Rise Again
(April 26th, 2013)
In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the results of two local votes and press forward to add a $1.28 per gallon tax … Continue reading
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Soda Tax Revulsion Leads to Danish Repeal
(April 25th, 2013)
German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate saturated fat tax. Demonstrating conclusively that people will get the beverages they want … Continue reading
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Food Cops Unwittingly Demonstrate Usefulness of Food Processing
(April 24th, 2013)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) periodically raises alarm bells about pathogens in America’s generally very safe food supply. Now CSPI has released what it is calling a “risky meat” report, based on what meats have been … Continue reading
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One of These “Addictions” Is Not Like the Other
(April 23rd, 2013)
In their ongoing quest to classify foods as drugs and regulate them like Everclear, the food police engage in sleight of tongue. In order to convince the public and gullible politicians that they must degrade the public’s right to choose, … Continue reading
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The Home Cook’s Dilemma
(April 22nd, 2013)
Michael Pollan, arch-foodie and author of the food-Luddite tome The Omnivore’s Dilemma, has a new book out, entitled Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Like his previous efforts, the book calls hard-working Americans to more hard work in the kitchen, … Continue reading
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New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals
(April 19th, 2013)
The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a crusade against so-called “hyperprocessed” food—of course, never turning to criticize the processed foods … Continue reading
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A Quick Primer on the Real Story on So-Called “Food Addiction”
(April 17th, 2013)
The latest tactic by the nation’s food police is to classify foods as “foods of abuse” that are “addictive” and that should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes, alcohol, or even marijuana. Fortunately for gourmands gobbling gouda and commoners chomping on … Continue reading
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Coffer-Fattening California Proposal Grows Even Larger
(April 16th, 2013)
We mentioned in passing a California proposal that would grant the state Department of Public Health the authority to restrict or prohibit the sales of consumer products in the state. Well, the bill has been amended — and made worse … Continue reading
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