Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

(January 21st, 2014)
Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on hold by a court. The Hawaii State Senate has introduced a bill, … Continue reading
Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass laws that force companies to reduce the sugar content in foods. One … Continue reading
We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs while affirming other scientific consensuses that support their agendas. Coincidentally (or not), … Continue reading
As state legislatures convene for their annual sessions, we will shortly see a tsunami of horrible ideas to regulate, tax, and ban our favorite foodstuffs. California looks to be a hotbed of activity: Activists hope to bring back the soda … Continue reading
Right after now-former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed his ban on large sodas, researchers from the RAND Corporation published a paper in the Centers for Disease Control-published policy journal Preventing Chronic Disease. While their proposals were largely … Continue reading
We’ve noted that bad ideas, like New York City’s for-now-enjoined ban on certain soft drinks, have a habit of expanding beyond their original territorial boundaries. To us, that’s an annoying problem: Unproven, potentially counterproductive infringements on consumer choices mutate and … Continue reading
It’s the Friday before a major holiday week, so for government agencies large and small it’s the cool day to get in all your cover-your-bum rulemakings and potentially unpopular decisions. California’s Environmental Protection Agency is no different: Today, it will … Continue reading
Led by Belgian UN Bureaucrat and holder of the title “Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food” Olivier De Schutter, activists are beginning to reshuffle some efforts to reduce consumer choice from American democratic domestic politics to un-democratic international structures … Continue reading
The undemocratic monarchical United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country of about 8 million people in the Persian Gulf, has decided that large soft drinks should be banned in the name of battling obesity. The move was reportedly inspired by outgoing … Continue reading
Two items of interest this week for the thirsty: The Pew Research Center polling unit has released its latest findings on Americans’ view of obesity policy and politics, and USA Today reports on the “latest study” by the paternalist crowd … Continue reading