Archive: May 2012

Prohibition: Back With a Vengeance in Bloomberg’s New York

New York City, all too often the epicenter of the food police earthquake, has outdone even its own ridiculousness in trying to curtail consumer choice. Mayor Bloomberg, with…
Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

If You Can’t Convince Them, Lock Them Up?

When the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (now claiming ten percent genuine M.D.s!) isn’t harassing the President of the United States or the…
Posted May 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

But Pravda Means Truth!

Finger-wagger Marion Nestle is no stranger to inconsistent views: She’d deny food companies the right to make meaningful and honest positive claims about their products, for example,…
Posted May 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Too Poor To Eat Well: Another Food Myth

Much of the justification for the various forms of Twinkie Tax that the self-anointed “food police” have demanded for the better part of two decades rests on the…
Posted May 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Memo to HBO: A Cheeseburger Won’t Kill You — Or Your Children

When HBO trotted out its big documentary project on obesity featuring every food activist from Twinkie Tax godfather Kelly Brownell to Center for…
Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Bay Area Bluster on Soda Taxes

Since activists failed to get a statewide soda tax on the books in California last year, they’ve turned to Bay Area municipalities to make local residents…
Posted May 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Latest Study Tries an End Run to the Broccoli Mandate

A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended, among other big-brother intrusions into our diets, that governments institute “strong nutritional standards” and ensure foods that meet…
Posted May 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

First The Feds Came For Light Bulbs: Is Steak Next?

Mark Bittman, the arch-food snob of The New York Times online op-ed section, came out with another doozy of a column this week. Calling for Americans to…
Posted May 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The Latest “Latest Study” Strikeout: Rats, Sugar, and Press Releases

We’ve made fun of “The Latest Study” for a decade, and today, the mockery rings truer than ever. The newest “latest study” may take the cake. A…
Posted May 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

How Many MeMe Roths Are There?

Of all the would-be dietary dictators, wannabe syrup-saboteur MeMe Roth is perhaps the most freely contemptuous and openly hateful toward those who would choose the…
Posted May 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm