Fat Taxes (page 6)

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

Watching Tomorrow’s Ballot Measures

Regular readers here will be familiar with activists’ high hopes for ballot initiatives that will restrict food freedom. In past years, we have seen animal rights activists use ballot…
Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Even Brownell’s Fellow Yalies Find Personal Responsibility Matters

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity — Kelly Brownell’s outfit — is the idea and policy shop for activists trying to define anything…
Posted November 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy

We have been pointing out for some time that many anti-biotech activists “go on feelings” instead of using scientific evidence. Now, the Center for Science in…
Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Do Two California Cities Determine the Fate of Beverage Freedom?

The analogy that soda is to obesity as tobacco is to tobacco-related illnesses is a one that is as overused as it is false. Tobacco is the undisputed…
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Biotech Sanity from Europe, Problems with the ‘Soda’ Tax, and More

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that the study purporting to link biotech crops to cancer in lab animals is of “insufficient scientific quality for safety…
Posted October 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Food Police Try Step Three: The Legal Rainmaker

“Legislation today, litigation tomorrow,” we wrote all the way back in 2003. We (unfortunately) were right. Although everyone seems to know at least one starving law student,…
Posted September 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Memo to Activists: A Brown Liquid Is Not A Green Leaf

We’ve been counting the ways that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s soda ban is a bad idea for slowing obesity. Let’s add another one. Dr. David…
Posted September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Quote of the Week: Put the Government on a Diet

Across the country, from New York to California, there are government bureaucrats who are trying to put their subjects—er, free American citizens—on a mandatory diet.
Posted August 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm