Food & Beverage

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

How ‘Bout Them Nutrition Labels?

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study evaluating whether access to nutrition information (like the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, MyPlate,…
Posted April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Fight Brewing Over “GMO 2.0”

One of the stranger public policy battles over the last 20 years has been over genetically modified crops. It’s strange because activist groups have been able to demonize vital technology…
Posted April 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm

What is in Fake Meat?

One of the hot food trends of 2018 is supposed to be the emerging popularity of meat “alternatives.” Right now, that takes two forms. The first, which has been around…
Posted April 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Seattle Residents Flee City’s Soda Tax

Seattle residents are running to the hills to get away from the cities new soda tax. On January 1, the city put a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened…
Posted January 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Is Meat the Next “Sin” We’ll Be Asked to Atone For?

If you’re wondering what the next front of the radical anti-consumer brigade will be, it’s likely going to be a meat tax. The idea has support among animal…
Posted January 23, 2018 at 11:49 am

Ignore the Hype, Your Holiday Feast is Safe

During this holiday season we go from one get-together to another to be merry with friends and family. At its core, the holiday season is about coming together…
Posted December 19, 2017 at 10:03 am