(Another) Soda Ban Gets the Can
(August 29th, 2013)
We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite evidence that such regulations don’t achieve their ultimate goal of reducing obesity. Today, however, we deliver … Continue reading
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The Nanny State, Rebranded?
(August 28th, 2013)
Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Two writers cite our little bit … Continue reading
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The Anti-Soda Empire Strikes Back in San Jose
(August 26th, 2013)
One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other “junk food”) won’t have a meaningful effect on obesity rates. City of San … Continue reading
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NPR to Robert Lustig: You Hurt, Not Help, Your Cause
(August 23rd, 2013)
We’ve written before about the grossly exaggerated accusations against sugars made by Robert Lustig in his self-righteous crusade to turn public opinion against them. From flawed studies purportedly linking sugar consumption to Type II diabetes, to outrageous declarations that obesity is “bigger than … Continue reading
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Newest Food Addiction Claims: More of the Misguided Same
(August 21st, 2013)
We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is nonetheless constantly being propagated by the Food Police in an effort to justify … Continue reading
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CCF Hits Back Against Animal Liberation Noise Machine
(August 21st, 2013)
America’s favorite meat and poultry dishes have come under sustained attack recently from vegan activists claiming they are cruel. But that view isn’t supported by the evidence or sound philosophy, and we’ve been fighting to get the truth out in … Continue reading
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U.S. Obesity Projections Still Questionable
(August 19th, 2013)
We wrote late last spring about a bogus projection from health economists touted by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030 unless drastic steps are taken (read: bureaucrats make food decisions for you). Well apparently, those projections are … Continue reading
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Vegan Activists Wage War Against Egg Farmers
(August 16th, 2013)
We’ve been warning for quite some time now about the dangers posed to consumer freedom by allowing animal activists to dictate laws. From soda taxes to fat taxes to food regulations galore, the story always ends the same: Activists get a self-righteous high, while … Continue reading
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Sugar Sourpusses Call Men Wimps
(August 15th, 2013)
When sugar fear mongers found that fabricating a hopeless tale of addiction couldn’t scare you, they brought in the big guns – threatening a man’s virility. University of Utah professor Wayne Potts conducted an experiment where mice who drank the equivalent of three sugary sodas per … Continue reading
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Fishy Food Theory Attacks Zero-Calorie Product?
(August 13th, 2013)
When the introduction to a newspaper opinion piece reads, “An addict tries to cut back because of its health hazards,” we typically envision a drug addict combatting an addiction to illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, etc. Not so, apparently, in the Boston … Continue reading
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