Big Government (page 59)

Eat Globally, Tax Locally

An editorial in this morning’s USA Today disparages the World Health Organization (WHO) for encouraging fat taxes as a response to obesity. The paper argues that “…
Posted February 5, 2004 at 12:00 am

Health Police Manufacture An Epidemic

No one likes being called “fat,” “overweight,” or — most of all — “obese.” But the truth hurts, and the sooner Tom Cruise, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, and President Bush…
Posted February 4, 2004 at 12:00 am

Obesity: Political Hot Potato For 2004

Obesity ranks “without question” as the biggest food story of 2003, according to America’s food editors. Harvard researchers declared obesity the biggest health story of the…
Posted January 13, 2004 at 12:00 am

Food Cop For President

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Joe Lieberman (D-CT) wants to be the food-cop-in-chief. Last week he proposed a series of anti-obesity measures, including marketing bans and…
Posted December 10, 2003 at 12:00 am

World Health Organization Becoming Global Food Cop

The World Health Organization, whose mission involves tackling the scourges of AIDS and Malaria, now spends its valuable time and resources fretting that people like to eat steak and drink…
Posted December 8, 2003 at 12:00 am

Menu Labeling Hearing: CSPI Comes Unraveled

“This government has nothing better to do than counting the grams of fat in a hamburger?” Washington, D.C. City Councilman David Catania asked incredulously this morning. The Council’s Committee on…
Posted November 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

Menu Labeling Legislation: An Overview

At the beginning of 2003, menu labeling legislation was just a pipe dream of dietary scolds like those at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Posted November 12, 2003 at 12:00 am

Recipe For A Lawsuit

After the California State Senate passed a menu labeling bill that used the language of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) word for word,…
Posted October 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Public Health Busybodies Target Eating Habits

Most Americans believe that AIDS and other communicable diseases constitute the biggest threat to our nation’s health. But according to the “experts” from the field of public health, they’re dead…
Posted October 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity: The New Report-Card Anxiety

Hey, Piggie, how much do you weigh? That’s the question overweight Arkansas school children can expect from their peers this year. The state will require all schools to…
Posted September 18, 2003 at 12:00 am