New York City Rebuked Again By State Courts
(July 31st, 2013)
The ruling of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division for the First District makes it quite clear that food scolds were right to be worried that the New York City large-soda ban would not be resurrected: The court … Continue reading
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Pet Killers Can’t Even Name Their Own Meatless Kind Correctly
(July 29th, 2013)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) — last seen killing nearly 90 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year — likes to trot out celebrities who have supposedly given up meat, dairy, and eggs … Continue reading
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Helping People Help Themselves
(July 26th, 2013)
We have noted the phenomenon of the “health halo” before — a notional belief about a food’s healthfulness, justified or not, that counterintuitively leads to less healthy eating habits. People presume that supposedly “good” food has fewer calories than it actually does, leading to unintended overconsumption. A … Continue reading
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PETA Loses Request for Chicken Memorial
(July 25th, 2013)
The City of Salem, Oregon has denied People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) request to erect a statue in honor of approximately 5,400 of chickens killed, wounded, distressed or missing in action from a truck crash earlier this month. The statue, designed by cartoonist Harry Bliss, stands over … Continue reading
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CSPI Applauds Taking Toys From Kids
(July 23rd, 2013)
Earlier today, Taco Bell announced it has decided to stop selling kids meals and toys in all of its U.S. restaurants. So, naturally, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and other Food Police chieftains are out claiming … Continue reading
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Food Tax Headquarters Names New Leader
(July 23rd, 2013)
As we noted back in January when the move was announced, Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell recently moved to head Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Maybe they knew he was coming — in a humorous irony, North Carolina recently … Continue reading
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Menu Labeling Falls Short Once Again
(July 22nd, 2013)
Before soda bans and food taxes, activists demanded labeling calories on menu boards. We warned that a significant body of research indicated that it might not reduce calories consumed, but cities mandated the policy anyway, and soon the federal government will … Continue reading
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HumaneWatch.org Calls on the Humane Society of the U.S. to Spend All Sandy Donations to Finish the Job
(July 19th, 2013)
Today HumaneWatch.org, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), is calling for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to spend the remaining donations it received for Hurricane Sandy relief to finish its job in the storm-ravaged … Continue reading
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Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?
(July 18th, 2013)
Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount Everest being featured on the cover, the top story for this new … Continue reading
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HSUS Moves Towards the PETA Endgame
(July 17th, 2013)
The phrase “moving the goalposts” refers to someone constantly changing the rules in the middle of the game. Imagine if a father tells his son he’ll give him $20 to mow the lawn, and after the son complies, he’s told … Continue reading
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