Activists are getting a bunch of publicity for their latest cause from Connecticut College, where undergraduates have discovered that mice prefer cookies to rice cakes. This shouldn’t shock anyone, but the students have sent the media running off crowing that … Continue reading
Part of activists’ decade-long quest to declare foods “addictive” like cocaine and other drugs are attempts to define what their dubious “food addiction” — supposedly an industry-caused reason for obesity — looks like. After all, it can’t be anything but … Continue reading

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

(September 24th, 2013)
A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing scary charts that indicate that everybody’s eating and drinking white powdery substance … Continue reading
A few months ago, we noted a bizarre study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggested that the famine caused by the repressive Communist Cuban Castro regime was good for people’s health. Harvard’s food-scold-in-residence, Walter Willett, commented … Continue reading

The Next Soda Tax Frontier

(September 10th, 2013)
If you thought soda taxes were only propagated amongst academics and busybody politicians in Europe and the United States, think again. Now Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is asking Mexico’s Congress to enact a soda tax to the tune of one peso (8 cents) … Continue reading
Top food cop Marion Nestle has a new book of food-politic cartoons, but she herself is already a great source of entertainment—though quite unintentionally, we presume. We’ve written before about Nestle’s support for a federal slush fund to be used to advocate … Continue reading
We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite evidence that such regulations don’t achieve their ultimate goal of reducing obesity. Today, however, we deliver … Continue reading

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

(August 28th, 2013)
Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Two writers cite our little bit … Continue reading
One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other “junk food”) won’t have a meaningful effect on obesity rates. City of San … Continue reading
We’ve written before about the grossly exaggerated accusations against sugars made by Robert Lustig in his self-righteous crusade to turn public opinion against them. From flawed studies purportedly linking sugar consumption to Type II diabetes, to outrageous declarations that obesity is “bigger than … Continue reading