Archive: Nov 2011

Food Is Not Tobacco, No Matter How Much the Trial Bar May Pray

Trial attorneys have hoped for the better part of a decade that food companies could be the next deep-pocketed targets for fat-headed lawsuit campaigns. And, despite legal defeats,…
Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Want Dumbed-Down Labels

So-called traffic light labeling on food is nothing new, but it appears some Australians prefer to ignore common sense and push forward with this overly-simplistic food cop idea. The absurdity of labeling food products as…
Posted November 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Another Study Vindicates Salt?

Despite the claims of activists who say that table salt is “the deadly white powder you already snort,” medical research continues to find evidence that a moderate…
Posted November 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Comeback for Cupcake Cops?

It’s been a few years since overzealous regulators first stepped in to halt the tradition of sharing cupcakes and other sweets at school, but a new study…
Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Is Greenpeace Part of a “Green” Racket?

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace who later saw the light, continues to keep a watchful eye on his former comrades.  In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, Moore argues…
Posted November 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Flavored Milk: Public Enemy #1?

In the fight about flavored milk in schools, critics of choco moo-juice argue that it should be banned because it has more sugar than regular white milk. The extra…
Posted November 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

Comparative Advantage: The “Locavore’s Dilemma”

Last week, we looked at New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s argument that “It’d be even better, really, if most of [our food] came from within a few…
Posted November 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

Federal Milk Price Controls a Sour Scam

Today, the government is still wasting taxpayer money on the regulation of milk prices—70-some years and counting. The Federal Milk Marketing Order system (FMMO) was created during the Depression era to dictate price…
Posted November 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fish and Coffee: The Perfect Match?

There may already be overwhelming scientific evidence the health benefits from eating fish (all those omega-3s) outweigh the concerns about minor mercury exposure (the EPA’s Reference Dose…
Posted November 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

New Study Rubs Salt into Sodium Cops’ Wounds

Yesterday, an alphabet soup of federal agencies including the FDA, CDC, and USDA held an all-day joint public meeting on approaches to reduce sodium in the American diet. The results of…
Posted November 11, 2011 at 12:00 am