Archive: May 2008 (page 2)

American Workers Take Obesity Sitting Down

According to a new survey, 45 percent of U.S. workers have gained weight at their current jobs. Not surprisingly, the industries with the highest reported weight gain also…
Posted May 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

Paternalism Prevails In Ohio

Ohio lawmakers sent a resounding message to their constituents on Wednesday: Consumers capable of opening a checking account can’t act like adults when it comes to managing a three-figure loan.
Posted May 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

“Silliest Law Ever” Repealed! Consumers Win!

After nearly two years as contraband, America’s leading gourmet pariah is finally back on the menu in Chicago.  Having banned foie gras in 2006, the Chicago City Council reversed…
Posted May 15, 2008 at 12:00 am

‘Expert’ Calls Consumer Choice A ‘Problem’

Writing an opinion piece on the current problems that plague humanity (global warming, obesity, etc.), one professor at London’s Centre for Food Policy layed out the food cop mantra…
Posted May 14, 2008 at 12:00 am

Phony Health Experts Continue Seafood Smear Campaign

In another example of activist opportunism this Mother’s Day, Oceana commemorated the occasion by spreading paranoia about mercury levels in fish. In a special press release on Friday,…
Posted May 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fat Camps For 5-Year-Olds

Though misguided anti-obesity campaigns aren’t having the desired effect on their targeted demographic, they are making a big impact on another group: children. As a result of the unhealthy fixation…
Posted May 12, 2008 at 12:00 am

Holy Veal!

Preachy animal activists would love to see the day when no one eats Grandma’s veal parmigiana. The day when talk of veal osso bucco draws the sort of sneers reserved…
Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

iTunes Labeled A ‘Sin’ (For Tax Purposes, Of Course)

Americans are on a slippery slope. Across the nation, self-appointed “experts” are lobbying to regulate the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the goods we…
Posted May 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

Organic Enthusiast ‘Goes On Feelings’

From tricky milk labels to the knee-jerk hysteria over genetically modified foods, hardly a day goes by without the usual activist efforts to turn consumers into “all-natural” elitists.
Posted May 8, 2008 at 12:00 am

‘Propaganda’ Masquerading As ‘Science’ in Los Angeles

On Monday, the Los Angeles County Health Department released what it called a “study” on menu labeling’s impact on obesity. But “propaganda” would have been a more accurate…
Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:00 am