Big Government (page 5)

The Nanny, Unleashed

On December 31, Michael Bloomberg will leave the mayoralty of New York City. Unfortunately, that probably won’t reduce the impact the meddlesome multibillionaire will try to have on Americans’…
Posted October 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does not represent mainstream scientific views on the health risks from chemicals. According to a survey conducted for the George Mason University Statistical Assessment…
Posted October 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Soda Tax Descends into San Francisco

Roughly a year after their Bay Area counterparts in Richmond rejected a $1.28 per gallon tax on soft drinks by two-to-one, San Francisco City Supervisor Scott Wiener…
Posted October 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Divide-and-Conquer War on Soda Moves to Hollywood

Fresh off petitioning the FDA to do an end-run around democracy and ban Americans’ chosen colas, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken…
Posted October 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Pseudo-Religious Crusade Against Agriculture Hits Washington

Last week, the first ballots were mailed out in Washington State’s elections, which include a ballot question, I-522, that would mandate the labeling of foods produced using modern scientific…
Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Lies, Damn Lies, and Questionnaires

Part of activists’ decade-long quest to declare foods “addictive” like cocaine and other drugs are attempts to define what their dubious “food addiction” — supposedly an industry-caused reason for…
Posted October 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

Soda-Less in Seattle?

When New York City first proposed its now-enjoined ban on certain restaurant sodas last year, The Atlantic looked at which major city might be the first to follow.
Posted September 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Prohibitionist, Food Scold, Statistician, Socialist?

A few months ago, we noted a bizarre study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggested that the famine caused by the repressive Communist Cuban…
Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The New Menu Labeling: From Information to Misdirection

The recently concluded campaign by the food police to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menu boards appears unlikely to seriously change obesity rates. A significant body of research indicates…
Posted September 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm