Big Government (page 4)

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

Election Recap: Anti-Soda, Organic Activists Appear to Lose Big

We previewed ballot initiatives this week with an eye toward how they might change the politics of soda taxes and the scientifically pointless labeling of foods produced using…
Posted November 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Ballot Issues Up for Grabs Tomorrow

It may not be a Presidential election year, but food activists’ demands on voters’ time and effort aren’t taking a year off. Fresh off three stinging defeats in…
Posted November 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Freaked-Out Food Cops Suck Fun Out Of Halloween

Look out, children of Fargo, North Dakota: Your town is the latest to fall victim to the food police. In true Soup Nazi fashion, one house will tell…
Posted October 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm