Archive: Apr 2013

Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road

As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal…
Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

California Food Police Rise Again

In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the…
Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Soda Tax Revulsion Leads to Danish Repeal

German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate…
Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Food Cops Unwittingly Demonstrate Usefulness of Food Processing

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) periodically raises alarm bells about pathogens in America’s generally very safe food supply. Now CSPI has released what…
Posted April 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

One of These “Addictions” Is Not Like the Other

In their ongoing quest to classify foods as drugs and regulate them like Everclear, the food police engage in sleight of tongue. In order to convince the public…
Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The Home Cook’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan, arch-foodie and author of the food-Luddite tome The Omnivore’s Dilemma, has a new book out, entitled Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Like his previous efforts, the…
Posted April 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals

The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a…
Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

A Quick Primer on the Real Story on So-Called “Food Addiction”

The latest tactic by the nation’s food police is to classify foods as “foods of abuse” that are “addictive” and that should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes,…
Posted April 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Coffer-Fattening California Proposal Grows Even Larger

We mentioned in passing a California proposal that would grant the state Department of Public Health the authority to restrict or prohibit the sales of consumer products in…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Gummy Bear G-Men: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Three years ago, the federal government passed a law establishing new, very strict nutritional guidelines for school lunches. For about a decade, nutrition activists like the…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 9:38 am