Food & Beverage

California Considers “Soda Control”

Lawmakers from the (not-so) Golden State want to crack down on a supposed menace to society: people drinking soda. And they’re considering five measures ranging from fines to…
Posted February 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is a Business-Killer

Readers know we have railed against soda taxes—including the one in Philadelphia— as disproportionately harming the poorest among us. But there’s another group hurt by the tax:…
Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm

NBC Omits Wacky Vegan Doc’s Activist Affiliation

A recent segment on NBC’s News4 in Washington, DC gave a platform to Neal Barnard, head honcho over at the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Barnard, a psychiatrist…
Posted November 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Soda Taxes Fizzle Out in Washington State

In the UK, the government is looking to dictate the number of calories that supermarkets can offer in prepared food. But here in the states, voters think the…
Posted November 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

UK Proposes Limits on Pizza, No Limits on Nanny State

Food in the UK is under threat. It’s not the first time bad food laws have come to the island—it was once mandated that all bananas sold in the…
Posted October 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

This One Chemical is Lurking in Your Food

Care for some dihydrogen monoxide with your next meal? You may have instinctual skepticism to that offer. But that’s the chemical name for H2O; good old-fashioned…
Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Beyond Burger: Beyond Processed

The marketing departments of the newest crop of fake meats love to imply that their products are natural and healthy. But when you flip the package over and really look at…
Posted September 13, 2018 at 8:33 am

No, Organic Doesn’t Mean Better

Are you being duped by organic food? Certainly, the vague notion of organic in the minds of consumers—bucolic farms, no “manmade chemicals”—might seem appealing. But in reality, the…
Posted September 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

“Xtreme” Food Nannies Xposed as Xtra Feeble

The nannies over at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) are at it again—they recently released their Xtreme…
Posted July 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Small Victory for Soda Lovers in California

California isn’t exactly known for sound policy, so when good news comes out of the Golden State, we pay attention. Last month, California passed a measure…
Posted July 17, 2018 at 9:05 am