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Anti-Sugar Activists Don’t “Win Forever”

In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The…
Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Sorry, Big Organic: Even Democrats Aren’t on Board with Anti-Science Activism

Earlier this year, we reported on an unusual development: Forbes Magazine observed a sharp uptick in left-liberal pushback against initiatives requiring mandatory labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. At the…
Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Left-Wing Foodies Want Meat, Snacks Treated Like the Ebola Virus

Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion…
Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The Skinny on So-Called Food “Addiction”

This week, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) hosted an open conference exploring the evidence—or lack thereof—supporting anti-pleasure activists’ risible food “addiction” theory. The program—aptly titled “Food Addiction – Believe it…
Posted November 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

GIF Measures Fail Again

Politicians weren’t the only thing on the ballot on Tuesday. In two states, Oregon and Colorado, genetically improved foods (GIFs) were as well. Voters in Oregon and Colorado were…
Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

Another GMO Labeling Initiative Primed for Defeat

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory…
Posted October 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

CSPI Strikes Again: Yet Another List Vilifying Your Favorite Foods

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently issued a hyperbolic blacklist of foods, entitled: “What Not to Eat: 10 Foods to Avoid.” This isn’t the first…
Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

Misleading Exercise Labels Back on Activist Agenda

The food police are back on the prowl thanks to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (yes, that Bloomberg). The study…
Posted October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

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

Warning: If You Enjoy Eating, You’re an Addict

The self-anointed food police like to play down the idea of personal responsibility when it comes to weight gain. In this narrative, a victimized fat person is unable to control their behavior, and everything and everyone else is…
Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm