Archive: Apr 2011

Britain’s Jamie Oliver Targets American Kids’ Moo-Juice

Television food scold Jamie Oliver has finally found an ally to help him infiltrate the Los Angeles Unified School District. Newly appointed Superintendent John Deasy appeared with Oliver Tuesday…
Posted April 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

Scaremongers to Consumers: Just Take Our Word for It

We’ve written extensively about professional do-gooders who have little respect for pesky things like “evidence” and “burden of proof.” Not when saving us from ourselves is Job one. This…
Posted April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet

In a simpler time, helping the Earth involved recycling and chastising litterbugs. But the annual “Earth Day” has become a platform for environmental and animal rights activists to promote…
Posted April 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

California Soda Tax Is a Budget Band-Aid

In a new study today, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is promoting a penny-per-ounce “sin” tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Supporters of this…
Posted April 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Parental Wisdom Trumps School Diet Dogma

Anti-obesity crusaders seem to have forgotten that children have taste buds, too. Mary Poppins, the original Super Nanny, would surely tell these food finger-waggers about the value of “a…
Posted April 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Super Supporter Goes to Bat for Consumer Freedom

Irreverent celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has no reservations about a lot of things, including “adult Americans’ right to eat themselves to death.” That might be a little extreme,…
Posted April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Arrests Easter Bunny

As parents and children make their final preparations for Easter Sunday, some nutritional nags are plotting an offensive against two enemies they say go hand-in-hand: the Easter Bunny and…
Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Dose of Skepticism for Public-Health Advice

There's no reason anyone should doubt the advice of his or her family doctor. Physicians who know your medical history generally have your best interests at heart. But when…
Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lab Rats on the Hudson

Millions of New Yorkers probably aren’t aware they’re being used as guinea pigs in their state health department’s ongoing (and expensive) social experiments. Don’t take our word for it:…
Posted April 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

“Naked Chef” Needs “Econ 101”

Los Angeles public school officials remain reluctant to allow British food scold Jamie Oliver to bring reality show drama to their cafeterias, but Season 2 of Oliver’s Food…
Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:00 am