517 search results for “food police”

Smoke and Mirrors: Food Police Compare Sugar and Cigarettes

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is again revving up her efforts to tax away consumer choice. The politician-turned-food-cop recently penned an op-ed headlined by the hyperbolic query, “Is sugar the new tobacco?”…
Posted October 9, 2014 at 4:43 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

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

Food Police Hide Agenda Behind Children

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) makes no bones about its goals: It wants to scare you into asking the government to ban the foods…
Posted March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Food Police Try Step Three: The Legal Rainmaker

“Legislation today, litigation tomorrow,” we wrote all the way back in 2003. We (unfortunately) were right. Although everyone seems to know at least one starving law student,…
Posted September 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Are Americans Begging for Some Food Police?

A recent study of Americans’ food ideologies published online by the journal Food Policy caught our eye. Apparently, despite visceral revulsion at soda taxes and big-drink…
Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

Garbage In, Food Police Out

A new projection that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030 is making news just in time for the nation’s food police to…
Posted May 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

UN Bureaucrat Pens Manifesto for Global Food Police

The United Nations has a bureaucrat with the title Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, currently Belgian Olivier De Schutter. This might seem like the name of…
Posted March 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Food Police Go Retro, Lay an Egg

Walmart recently announced a new labeling program that would help consumers identify healthy choices. The items must meet standards informed by dietary guidelines in line with the Food and…
Posted February 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

New Menu Excites Food Police, Not Students

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force him to drink. That old adage is proving true when it comes to improving school lunches. The Los Angeles Times recently …
Posted December 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm