Big Government (page 58)

Are The Lights On At the CDC?

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blew the lid off one of the nation’s most pressing public health scourges: Christmas lights. While you may think…
Posted December 10, 2004 at 12:00 am

Obesity Hype Takes Another Hit

Now that the government's bogus estimate of 400,000 deaths caused each year by obesity has been discarded, other obesity myths are receiving much-needed scrutiny. This…
Posted December 1, 2004 at 12:00 am

UK Anti-Obesity Measures May Be Illegal

The international campaign by anti-obesity warriors to tax, regulate, and litigate away consumers’ food choices scored another victory in late September as British food makers announced they…
Posted October 11, 2004 at 12:00 am

Ten Dumbest Food Cop Ideas

Over the years, the growing cabal of diet dictators have proposed a litany of crazy proposals to tax, legislate, and litigate away many food and beverage choices. What…
Posted September 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

Reason Enough To Roast Food Cops

“Surely it would be legitimate to point out that an anti-tobacco activist was a chain smoker, that an opponent of legalized gambling liked to play the slots, or that an…
Posted August 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

The Maine Problem: Food Cops Run Amok

A state known for its rich and delicious lobster now faces the draft report of an anti-obesity plan straight out of the food cops’ playbook. The Commission to Study…
Posted August 23, 2004 at 12:00 am

Olympians Going For The Girth?

Common sense faces a big hurdle when our government’s war on fat counts Olympians as Oblimpians. According to the government’s flawed Body Mass Index (BMI) standard, over 75…
Posted August 16, 2004 at 12:00 am

France Surrenders To Food Gestapo

Sacre bleu! It looks like French school children won’t be having any cheese with their crackers next year — at least if it comes from vending machines.
Posted August 3, 2004 at 12:00 am

Eating: Pleasure Or Hazard?

“We might be closer to finding warning labels on our food telling us that ‘eating may be hazardous to your health’ than we think,” writes cookbook author Giuliano…
Posted July 9, 2004 at 12:00 am

Obesity Diagnosis: Couch-potato-itis

According to the food antagonists and trial lawyers driving today’s hysteria over the so-called “obesity epidemic,” restaurants, school vending machines, soda, and a myriad…
Posted May 19, 2004 at 12:00 am