Archive: Jun 2011

The Willy Wonka Weight-Loss Revolution

How sweet it is: A new study published in the journal Food & Nutrition Research demonstrates that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than kids…
Posted June 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Exercising Our Right to Slim Down

Is First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” program just “moving” us all toward government food control? Although the initiative’s very name suggests a spotlight on the exercise half…
Posted June 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

WARNING: California Ballot Initiatives May Be Hazardous to your Sanity

“The comment ‘Only in California’ is hardly ever a compliment,” we write in an essay published yesterday by The Daily Caller. We’re referring, of course, to Proposition 65,…
Posted June 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

Who to Believe About Obesity? Use Your Noggin

Another day, another headline-grabbing study that claims to end the obesity debate. Today’s newsmaker: Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health are claiming that meat, soft drinks,…
Posted June 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Michael Nutter and Kelly Brownell: A Match Made in Kindergarten

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a startling report about beverage consumption. American teens, the report concludes, drank less sugary soda last year than in 2009—a…
Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Driving Ourselves to Obesity?

In our travels covering America’s obsession with obesity, we’ve seen a ridiculously broad (and sometimes downright comical) list of supposed causes for our collective love-handles and muffin-tops. Most of…
Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Consumer Freedom Primer

From time to time we’re asked to sum up what the Center for Consumer Freedom is all about. Today we’re sharing a virtual smorgasbord of answers, courtesy of…
Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Beware the Locally Grown Organic Sprouts

“The truth of the matter,” notes James Beard Award-winning writer Josh Ozersky in TIME this week, “is that when you eat food, you are generally eating living things.
Posted June 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

From Soup to Nuts, Philly’s Soda Tax Proposal Is Flawed

Last week, we told you about Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s faulty memory and attempt to re-introduce an unpopular tax on soda that was soundly defeated by the City…
Posted June 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

What’s Wrong with Eating Local?

The short answer, of course, is nothing. “Locavorism” is a social movement dedicated to limiting a would-be chef’s food options to what is grown “in season” and can be…
Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:00 am