Archive: Jun 2013

Consumers Lose Appetite for Food Regulations

Americans do not like to be told what they can or cannot eat and drink. Personal responsibility has once again silenced the loud minority of fun suckers bent on…
Posted June 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

AMA’s “Disease” Declaration Draws Dissent

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted to declare obesity a “disease,”  perhaps the only such curable by shutting your pie-hole and taking a…
Posted June 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Trial Lawyers Hope Sweetener Litigation Will Give Their Pocketbooks a Rush

It must be a slow month at the office for personal injury attorney J. Michael Hayes of Buffalo, New York. Last week Hayes filed suit against six manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for…
Posted June 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Organic Food No Cure-All

All the rage from the Food Police recently has been that so-called “processed foods” are stealth assassins shortening the lives of Americans. But as David H. Freedman points out this week in …
Posted June 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A “Disease” Cured by a Closed Mouth and a Long Walk

The bubonic plague and obesity. Before this week, the two had nothing in common. The former nearly wiped out entire societies, the latter was the product of too much couch potato-itis and…
Posted June 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

Serial Food Scold Strikes Again

The Fourth of July will simply not be the same with cabbage on the grill and cucumbers filling hot dog buns. But “according to the latest study” by Walter…
Posted June 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Physical Education Linked With Lower Childhood Obesity

The debate over childhood obesity has primarily centered on the nutritional aspects of foods offered to children, and banning “junk food” has become the trendy way to tackle it.
Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

Are Americans Trapped in a “Food Desert”?

Britain’s leading business newspaper, the Financial Times, goes into the heart of America’s most overweight state (Mississippi) to tell a story about one of the greatest mirages in food…
Posted June 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Michelle Obama’s Farmer’s Market Resorts to Fat, Sugar, and Salt for Sales

A persistent myth in the food policy world, spread most forcefully by First Lady Michelle Obama, is that the nation can conquer obesity through the power of farmers’ markets.
Posted June 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

On Tuesday, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division (New York’s second-highest tier of courts) heard New York City’s appeal against the decision by Judge Milton Tingling that…
Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm