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Smoke and Mirrors: Food Police Compare Sugar and Cigarettes
(October 9th, 2014)
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?” This escalation to drug analogy and addiction rhetoric is perhaps to be … Continue reading
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California Food Police Rise Again
(April 26th, 2013)
In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the results of two local votes and press forward to add a $1.28 per gallon tax … Continue reading
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New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals
(April 19th, 2013)
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 crusade against so-called “hyperprocessed” food—of course, never turning to criticize the processed foods … Continue reading
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Food Police Hide Agenda Behind Children
(March 28th, 2013)
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 you love. Why else would it hyperbolically call fettuccine alfredo a “heart … Continue reading
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Food Police Try Step Three: The Legal Rainmaker
(September 20th, 2012)
“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, we would still advise against forwarding them a job offer from Yale’s Rudd Center … Continue reading
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Are Americans Begging for Some Food Police?
(September 4th, 2012)
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 bans, we’re supposedly ready to embrace big government in our food with open arms. … Continue reading
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Garbage In, Food Police Out
(May 10th, 2012)
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 gather in the nation’s capital and collaborate on their Social Engineer’s Manifesto. That sounds like … Continue reading
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UN Bureaucrat Pens Manifesto for Global Food Police
(March 14th, 2012)
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 a mostly harmless office trying to reduce world hunger through aid, but … Continue reading
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Food Police Go Retro, Lay an Egg
(February 8th, 2012)
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 Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). … Continue reading
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New Menu Excites Food Police, Not Students
(December 30th, 2011)
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 examined the failure of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s introduction of … Continue reading
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