Archive: Aug 2012

New York Says Take Your Medicine

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…
Posted August 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

How Much Food Do You Waste?

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…
Posted August 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The “Social Engineer’s Manifesto” Is Still Flawed

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…
Posted August 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Quote of the Week: Put the Government on a Diet

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.
Posted August 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Cause of Big Bodies Is Still Small Choices

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…
Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Magical Beans Grow on Bittman’s Farm

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,…
Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Enjoying Food with Julia

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,…
Posted August 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Trial Lawyers to Recycle Tobacco Lawsuit Briefs to Attack Your Breakfast Cereal

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…
Posted August 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

New Yorkers Say No

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…
Posted August 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Kids Say ‘Bottoms-Up’ to Diet Soda, Food Nannies Seize Up

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…
Posted August 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm