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Science Denial at NYU and in the Maine Statehouse

We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs…
Posted January 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

California Brings Back Food Ban Bill

As state legislatures convene for their annual sessions, we will shortly see a tsunami of horrible ideas to regulate, tax, and ban our favorite foodstuffs. California looks to be…
Posted January 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Obesity Crisis or Bulging Government?

Right after now-former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed his ban on large sodas, researchers from the RAND Corporation published a paper in the Centers for…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:21 am

Americans Haven’t “Caught” Nanny-State-itis

We’ve noted that bad ideas, like New York City’s for-now-enjoined ban on certain soft drinks, have a habit of expanding beyond their original territorial boundaries. To us, that’s an…
Posted December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

California Sides with the Lawyers, Again

It’s the Friday before a major holiday week, so for government agencies large and small it’s the cool day to get in all your cover-your-bum rulemakings and potentially unpopular…
Posted December 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Obesity Activists Fight Foreign Fat War

Led by Belgian UN Bureaucrat and holder of the title “Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food” Olivier De Schutter, activists are beginning to reshuffle some efforts to…
Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

UAE Emulates Bloomberg’s Soda Sheikh-Down

The undemocratic monarchical United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country of about 8 million people in the Persian Gulf, has decided that large soft drinks should be banned in…
Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Soda Taxers Fight Bad Polls with Junk Studies

Two items of interest this week for the thirsty: The Pew Research Center polling unit has released its latest findings on Americans’ view of obesity policy and politics,…
Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

CCF Fights Proposed Fats Ban

With the Food and Drug Administration moving to declare partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) unsafe, we’ve called out for calm and objected to this potentially devastating precedent. Our…
Posted November 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

Regulators to Take CSPI’s New Advice, Ignore CSPI’s Old Advice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed rulemaking that would strike partially hydrogenated cooking oils (better known as “trans fats”) from the list of ingredients Generally…
Posted November 8, 2013 at 10:35 am