Fat Taxes (page 9)

Exercising the Food Demons

A new study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases looks at why maintaining weight loss in the long term is such an elusive…
Posted September 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Cops: Eat Crow

Food-police representatives from the Canadian branch of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) met with more than 140 other nongovernmental organizations in New York this…
Posted September 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

International Food Cops Go Loco

It’s a fact that Mexicans drink more soda per capita than their neighbors to the north. However, the Mexican food police – having failed at convincing people to voluntarily…
Posted September 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bittman’s Regulatory Proposal Bites Off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman fancies himself a journalist but his elitist biases in promoting regulations on the foods Americans eat would earn him an F…
Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

Yale Food Cop: You’re Incapable of Eating Right

At the Colorado Health Symposium last week, Kelly Brownell, godfather of the much-reviled “Twinkie tax,” surprised exactly no one by advocating a national excise tax on soda. As…
Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

MeMe Roth Talks Twinkie Taxes

Television pundit Bill O’Reilly hosted public-health-legend-in-her-own-mind MeMe Roth on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss what so-called “Twinkie taxes” can do to reverse the obesity problem…
Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Tax Man Cometh…For Your Fridge?

“Freedom fries” might be making a comeback—and this time, it’s not because of the French. Writing in The New York Times this weekend, foodie pundit Mark Bittman declares…
Posted July 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Michael Nutter and Kelly Brownell: A Match Made in Kindergarten

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a startling report about beverage consumption. American teens, the report concludes, drank less sugary soda last year than in 2009—a…
Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

From Soup to Nuts, Philly’s Soda Tax Proposal Is Flawed

Last week, we told you about Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s faulty memory and attempt to re-introduce an unpopular tax on soda that was soundly defeated by the City…
Posted June 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

Philly Mayor’s New Soda-Tax Proposal Is Plain Nutters

We’re sure Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has gotten more than his fair share of playground teasing for his last name, but with his new proposal to tax soda,…
Posted June 2, 2011 at 12:00 am