New York Says Take Your Medicine
(August 30th, 2012)
A few weeks ago we pointed out the conceit of New York City health commissioner Thomas Farley, who called every single New Yorker “my patient.” The implications are even scarier when you realize that the good doctor isn’t even an … Continue reading
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How Much Food Do You Waste?
(August 28th, 2012)
According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions of dollars each year, and leads to overflowing landfills. An average family dumps … Continue reading
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The “Social Engineer’s Manifesto” Is Still Flawed
(August 27th, 2012)
It’s that time of year again. No, not back-to-school, but the time of year that the Trust for America’s Health releases its annual report calling the nation’s anti-obesity policy a failure and demanding some politicians, somewhere, do something. This year, … Continue reading
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Quote of the Week: Put the Government on a Diet
(August 24th, 2012)
Across the country, from New York to California, there are government bureaucrats who are trying to put their subjects—er, free American citizens—on a mandatory diet. Syndicated columnist George Will thinks this is wrong, and takes particular exception to governments’ favorite … Continue reading
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Cause of Big Bodies Is Still Small Choices
(August 23rd, 2012)
It’s refreshing to see that actual scientists who don’t parrot the usual activist line can get their studies mentioned in a major newspaper every so often (though we still have a long way to go before The New York Times gives equal time to balance … Continue reading
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Magical Beans Grow on Bittman’s Farm
(August 22nd, 2012)
New York Times writer Mark Bittman took a brief respite from his pseudoscientific crusade against moo-juice to “Celebrate the Farmer” in his column today. So, is this an awakening for the nation’s most snobbish urban elite food commentator? No. Apparently, … Continue reading
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Enjoying Food with Julia
(August 21st, 2012)
In case you missed it, famed television chef Julia Child would have turned 100 last week. We marked the centenary over the weekend in the Charlotte Observer, saying: She was legendary in part for proclaiming the virtues of enjoying, rather … Continue reading
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Trial Lawyers to Recycle Tobacco Lawsuit Briefs to Attack Your Breakfast Cereal
(August 20th, 2012)
Less than a year ago we let you know about a coming wave of lawsuits that trial lawyers hope will fulfill their decade-in-the-making ambition to make food companies their next deep-pocketed victims. Calling food addictive is a pie-in-the-sky idea that food cop Kelly Brownell  believes “could change the … Continue reading
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New Yorkers Say No
(August 17th, 2012)
The bureaucrats may have decided to affirm (or expand) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size prohibition for restaurant, stadium, movie theater, and food cart sodas before any hearings were held, but the people have never been sold. A new poll … Continue reading
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Kids Say ‘Bottoms-Up’ to Diet Soda, Food Nannies Seize Up
(August 16th, 2012)
Think kids are making a wise beverage choice by opting for diet sodas? We’d say parents should decide, but that won’t stop fun sponges from scaring us and speculating about it. It seems like the food nannies can’t decide where to draw the … Continue reading
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