Archive: Jul 2008

Road to Nanny State Paved With Bad Intentions?

California is abuzz this week about matters of public health. Like many other news outlets, the Orange County Register editorialized against the state’s recent Crisco prohibition, citing economist…
Posted July 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

100 Percent Fat, 100 Percent False

Yesterday, a study published in the journal Obesity warned that normal-weight Americans may soon be found only in history books. According to the dire projections made by researchers at…
Posted July 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Anti-Biotech ‘Crop Crushing’ Is The New Book-Burning

It’s been a scorching hot summer in the debate over genetically modified (GM) crops. As we reported last month, anti-technology activists have been in a collective hissy fit since…
Posted July 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

California’s Silliest Law Is About To Get Sillier

“Warning labels that warn against any infinitesimal risk are essentially useless,” the popular Consumerist blog observed last week in a discussion of California’s cancer-labels-on-everything “Proposition 65” law. “The…
Posted July 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Nutrition nannies are less than jazzed about America’s cultural focus on free will. Take, for instance, the food cops at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. This…
Posted July 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Same Old, Same Old …

We hear dire warnings daily. Health experts have cautioned against talking on cell phones, eating butter, drinking tap water, and even sitting too close to the office printer. From…
Posted July 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Closer To Banning Fast Food

  After moving out of committee yesterday, Los Angeles’ proposed “fast food” moratorium is one step closer to becoming law. It’s worthwhile to note that L.A. County commissioned…
Posted July 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Target Your Freedom. We Fire Back.

Our national fascination with obesity attracts plenty of media attention. And with more than a few politicians in search of the limelight, that means there’s a lot of…
Posted July 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

PCRM Hits Rock Bottom. Again.

Things must be getting pretty desperate over at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The fringe animal rights group has made quite a name for itself by playing…
Posted July 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fake Meat, Fake Protest

All that dementia-inducing tofu seems to have gotten to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign manager Ashley Byrne’s brain already. Every year the animal…
Posted July 18, 2008 at 12:00 am