Big Government (page 2)

California Soda Scolds Push Unnecessary Warnings

California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back…
Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

Single-Nutrient Science Corrupts Health and Public Policy

Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been…
Posted April 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

Food Activists Target Beef Consumption, Claim it’s Bad for the Environment

As Michelle Obama pushes for bigger nutrition labels on food, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is working behind the scenes to set new nutritional recommendations due out this fall.
Posted March 20, 2014 at 8:03 am

Will a ‘Manifesto for Planetary Health’ Invade the US?

Americans have shown very little appetite for government control of our food choices. Despite the best efforts of Michael Bloomberg, Yale activists, and a host of nanny-state advocates, governments…
Posted March 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

California Clucking Around With Egg Law

Unsatisfied with merely increasing the price of eggs in their own state, Californians want to raise egg prices in yours as well. But some states are fighting back against…
Posted March 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Will Federal Labeling Requirements Spur New Taxes?

The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop, Again

Activists frequently justify their invasive proposals to regulate every aspect of our diets by promoting the idea that obesity rates will skyrocket in the future. We’ve been…
Posted February 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

Activist Poll Misleads California

Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels…
Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Activists Assault Soft Drinks with Biased Studies, Needless Warnings

With soda taxes proving to be widely unpopular, activists are looking at new strategies to drive up regulations on Americans’ chosen beverages. Today, National Journal reports on…
Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Soda Taxes’ Last Stand in San Fran?

This year’s state legislative season has been brutal for the activists trying to put punitive taxes on sodas and other soft drinks. Despite some efforts to resurrect California…
Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am