We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is nonetheless constantly being propagated by the Food Police in an effort to justify … Continue reading
We wrote late last spring about a bogus projection from health economists touted by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030 unless drastic steps are taken (read: bureaucrats make food decisions for you). Well apparently, those projections are … Continue reading
When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne Potts conducted an experiment where mice who drank the equivalent of three sugary sodas per … Continue reading
When the introduction to a newspaper opinion piece reads, “An addict tries to cut back because of its health hazards,” we typically envision a drug addict combatting an addiction to illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, etc. Not so, apparently, in the Boston … Continue reading
In a very long piece in Britain’s The Guardian, a writer steps into the same pit that so many other commentators (many of whom should know better) have during the decade-long fight against fat. Citing and echoing the call of … Continue reading
Despite hyperbolic rhetoric that the U.S. is doomed to spend billions and billions of dollars on obesity unless the government outlaws “junk food,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report yesterday showing childhood obesity rates are on the decline … Continue reading
According to a USA Today opinion piece penned by professors of economics, clinical assistant, and public health, not only do food taxes not work, but they hurt the poorest Americans. The authors cite a recent study by Dr. Hallum Hurt of the University of Pennsylvania which suggests … Continue reading
Two articles caught our eye over the weekend, one from Britain’s The Observer (owned by The Guardian), advocating for the government to regulate into oblivion all sugary foods and drinks, and another from Time, questioning the morality and effectiveness of corporate social responsibility campaigns. The problem with … Continue reading
Michael Pollan of the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism has had quite a week – and not in a good way.  He is taking fire from all sides after instigating an all-out Twitter war by putting his anti-corporate agenda ahead of scientific … Continue reading
A recent study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) found that instituting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages only decreased overall calorie consumption by less than 14 calories per day. High-income consumers were found to only have a … Continue reading