Archive: Jun 2012

California City Tries to Strike it Rich (on Soda)

Before Michael Bloomberg declared war on soda in New York City, the front-line of the battle to preserve our freedom to imbibe was in Richmond, California, where the “penny-per-ounce”…
Posted June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

No Need to Panic on Animal Agriculture Efficiency

National Public Radio is airing a series this week on “The Making of Meat-Eating America.” And as sure as the sun rises, there is much excited muttering…
Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

America’s Newest Export: Soda Scaremongering?

The soda scare has not only jumped the shark, it has now jumped the pond. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken its vendetta against soda to the…
Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

A Radical Expansion of “Public Health”

We’ve examined in the past how the portfolio of issues handled by “public health” bureaucrats has expanded from infectious diseases — over which we have no control —…
Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Jillian’s Not on The Doctors Anymore

The 90-percent-non-physician Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to ban all animal products from the federal food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition…
Posted June 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Medical Professionals Pan Activist Measures

The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their…
Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Soda Prohibition Expands Beyond New York

Some of the reaction to New York Nanny-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size Prohibition for soda (for now) involved people fortunate enough to live beyond Hizzoner’s jurisdiction breathing…
Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Can Consumers Win Liberation from the Mythical Long Shadow?

The intellectual godfather of the animal rights movement, Peter Singer, co-authored an article in The Washington Post claiming, “To fix the climate, take meat off the menu.”…
Posted June 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Cartoon: Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Now that New York City has moved to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces, some are wondering whatever will quench New Yorkers’ thirst. After all, the city Board of Health…
Posted June 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Coming Soon to a City Near You: The Death of the Buffet?

Sometimes it’s good to read what your opponents are reading. A roundup of the food-activist agitprop can be found periodically on foodie spokesman Mark Bittman’s…
Posted June 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm