Fat Taxes (page 5)

Start Hoarding Christmas Cookies For Next Year

Hopefully you were able to save a few Christmas cookies after Tuesday because, as our senior research analyst J. Justin Wilson explains in the Oklahoman and the Las…
Posted December 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 2

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. We’ve already covered five of the worst proposals yesterday. We now present the conclusion of CCF’s…
Posted December 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 1

At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. Whether they want to tax soda, put meaningless labels on perfectly safe foods produced with…
Posted December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Researchers Say Fat Taxes Might Kill

Proponents of “junk food” taxes frequently tout how many lives their statistical models predict will be saved by making tasty food more expensive. But don’t expect them to pay…
Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

This Week in Food Freedom: Food-Cancer Scares Have Little to Show for Themselves, Animal Rights Extremist Goes Directly to Jail, and More

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pours cold water on claims that eating or shunning certain foods will meaningfully affect cancer risk. As one study …
Posted December 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Food and Beverage Taxes Cynical Revenue-Raisers

The phrase about Washington these days is “fiscal cliff,” and like they did during the 2009 debate over health insurance reform proposals, food activists are attaching themselves like leeches to…
Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Pop Tax Zombies, Vegetarian Researcher Discovers the Obvious, and More

Despite overwhelmingly cataclysmic defeats in the Bay Area city of Richmond and the San Gabriel Valley city of El Monte, activists still hope to force through extra taxes on sweet drinks. Reports…
Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Denmark Axes Fat Tax, PETA Alienates Again, and More

Denmark has repealed its tax on the saturated fat content of food to much rejoicing. The tax created compliance nightmares, encouraged cross-border shopping trips, and punished…
Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Foodie Fantasies Meet Harsh Reality

As advocates pick up the pieces following the left-leaning California electorate roundly rejecting three food-related ballot measures, denial has given way to other emotions. Author…
Posted November 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

The “Food Movement” Gets Body Slammed

We have watched with great interest two soda tax ballot measures in California cities that New York Times columnist and resident food snob Mark Bittman hoped would…
Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm