Big Government (page 8)

The Latest Food Cop Solution to Obesity: Communism?

Britain’s left-leaning daily The Guardian reports on a new “public health” study that shows that the Marxist diet might just be the next “in” idea. The Communist…
Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

War on Food Wrong?

Last week, we took note of an article in the progressive policy journal Breakthrough that challenged the prevailing anti-food orthodoxy in the debate over obesity. It’s worth…
Posted April 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Ex-Exec: Thanks for the Money, Now You Must Pay

All good anti-corporate campaigns have former, supposedly “reformed” industry insiders claiming that they saw treason and plot in their former, highly compensated jobs. The crusade to classify food as…
Posted March 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Bloomberg’s Legacy: A Nation United against His Policies

Barring a change to New York City law—which Michael Bloomberg already got once before—the city’s Nanny-in-chief will be term limited out of office in January. With his reign…
Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Doubling Down on Dubious

More “goodies” from the unpublished abstracts of yet-to-be-peer-reviewed research: According to the same team that built from discredited methodology to purport that soft drinks were lethal,…
Posted March 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Unscientific Scare Labels Proposed in Several States

Since the voters of California wisely rejected the misguided biotech food labeling scheme Proposition 37, activists have redoubled their efforts to shove these unnecessary notes onto food packaging. Washington…
Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

City Tingling with Joy as Judge Puts Nanny in Time-Out

When all hope for beverage freedom in America’s largest city seemed lost — when Nanny Bloomberg’s soft drink Prohibition seemed imminent — word came from the courthouse:…
Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Will Coffee Speakeasies Pepper Manhattan?

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that New York State Judge Milton Tingling has ruled that the ban is arbitrary and capricious and prevented it from…
Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Child Calorie Consumption Falls, Crisis-Mongers Hardest Hit

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in, and they — like much other data — don’t forecast an impending Obesity Apocalypse.
Posted February 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine leads with a full-throated endorsement of the notion that enjoyable foods are equivalent to crack cocaine. The claim isn’t supported by scientific…
Posted February 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm