Food Police (page 2)

The Best and Worst News Stories of 2014

Before kicking off the New Year, we wanted to pause and reflect on a few memorable moments from 2014. We’ve rounded up the most radical activist rantings and the…
Posted January 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

Anti-Sugar Activists Don’t “Win Forever”

In a victory for consumer choice and basic common sense, Maryland’s Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, signed an executive order yesterday repealing the county’s ban on sugar-sweetened drinks. The…
Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

The Skinny on So-Called Food “Addiction”

This week, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) hosted an open conference exploring the evidence—or lack thereof—supporting anti-pleasure activists’ risible food “addiction” theory. The program—aptly titled “Food Addiction – Believe it…
Posted November 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Another GMO Labeling Initiative Primed for Defeat

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory…
Posted October 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

CSPI Strikes Again: Yet Another List Vilifying Your Favorite Foods

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently issued a hyperbolic blacklist of foods, entitled: “What Not to Eat: 10 Foods to Avoid.” This isn’t the first…
Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

Misleading Exercise Labels Back on Activist Agenda

The food police are back on the prowl thanks to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (yes, that Bloomberg). The study…
Posted October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

Smoke and Mirrors: Food Police Compare Sugar and Cigarettes

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is again revving up her efforts to tax away consumer choice. The politician-turned-food-cop recently penned an op-ed headlined by the hyperbolic query, “Is sugar the new tobacco?”…
Posted October 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Warning: If You Enjoy Eating, You’re an Addict

The self-anointed food police like to play down the idea of personal responsibility when it comes to weight gain. In this narrative, a victimized fat person is unable to control their behavior, and everything and everyone else is…
Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now…
Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare…
Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:40 am