Archive: Sep 2013

Soda-Less in Seattle?

When New York City first proposed its now-enjoined ban on certain restaurant sodas last year, The Atlantic looked at which major city might be the first to follow.
Posted September 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing…
Posted September 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Organic Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

We’ve written before that, despite organic activists’ claims to the contrary, conventional agriculture (a.k.a. non-organic) is the only way to feed the world’s burgeoning population, and there’s nothing…
Posted September 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

Prohibitionist, Food Scold, Statistician, Socialist?

A few months ago, we noted a bizarre study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggested that the famine caused by the repressive Communist Cuban…
Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The Newest Activist to Rejoin the Crusade Against Food

Big news earlier this week was that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) with its $98 million budget has decided to join the war on food. So we decided to…
Posted September 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production…
Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

The Next Soda Tax Frontier

If you thought soda taxes were only propagated amongst academics and busybody politicians in Europe and the United States, think again. Now Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is asking Mexico’s Congress to…
Posted September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Food Finger-Wagger Equates Democratic Process to “Micromanaging”

Top food cop Marion Nestle has a new book of food-politic cartoons, but she herself is already a great source of entertainment—though quite unintentionally, we presume. We’ve written before about …
Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

The New Menu Labeling: From Information to Misdirection

The recently concluded campaign by the food police to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menu boards appears unlikely to seriously change obesity rates. A significant body of research indicates…
Posted September 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm