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Is Super Size Me a Big Fat Lie?
The 2004 schlock-umentary Super Size Me, starring Morgan Spurlock, launched fast-food and nutrition to the front of the public’s mind. In the flick, Spurlock films himself—supposedly—eating nothing but McDonald’s food…
Posted May 25, 2018 at 8:46 am
How ‘Bout Them Nutrition Labels?
Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study evaluating whether access to nutrition information (like the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, MyPlate,…
Posted April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm
Fight Brewing Over “GMO 2.0”
One of the stranger public policy battles over the last 20 years has been over genetically modified crops. It’s strange because activist groups have been able to demonize vital technology…
Posted April 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm
What is in Fake Meat?
One of the hot food trends of 2018 is supposed to be the emerging popularity of meat “alternatives.” Right now, that takes two forms. The first, which has been around…
Posted April 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm
Seattle Residents Flee City’s Soda Tax
Seattle residents are running to the hills to get away from the cities new soda tax. On January 1, the city put a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened…
Posted January 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Is Meat the Next “Sin” We’ll Be Asked to Atone For?
If you’re wondering what the next front of the radical anti-consumer brigade will be, it’s likely going to be a meat tax. The idea has support among animal…
Posted January 23, 2018 at 11:49 am
Ignore the Hype, Your Holiday Feast is Safe
During this holiday season we go from one get-together to another to be merry with friends and family. At its core, the holiday season is about coming together…
Posted December 19, 2017 at 10:03 am
Congress is Sniffing Out the Activists in the Hen House
When advocacy groups can’t get their way, they often manipulate science to convince the public to listen to them. After all, according to Pew Research Center, scientists…
Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm
Lawmakers Repeal, Reject Soda Taxes
For years the self-anointed “food police” have yearned to use the tax code to influence what Americans eat and drink. They’ve shopped a form of nanny state around to states…
Posted October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am
Wisconsin Wraps Black Friday in Red Tape
For consumers looking to save big on holiday shopping, Black Friday is their bread and butter. But die-hard bargain hunters from Wisconsin might want to consider driving across state lines…
Posted October 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm