Food Police (page 6)

Food Day: The One Holiday without a Feast

For the third year in a row (after a thirty-year hiatus) the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “celebration” of Food Day.
Posted October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Divide-and-Conquer War on Soda Moves to Hollywood

Fresh off petitioning the FDA to do an end-run around democracy and ban Americans’ chosen colas, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken…
Posted October 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Are Oreos Really Addicting? … Hmmm Maybe Not

Activists are getting a bunch of publicity for their latest cause from Connecticut College, where undergraduates have discovered that mice prefer cookies to rice cakes. This shouldn’t shock anyone,…
Posted October 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Lies, Damn Lies, and Questionnaires

Part of activists’ decade-long quest to declare foods “addictive” like cocaine and other drugs are attempts to define what their dubious “food addiction” — supposedly an industry-caused reason for…
Posted October 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing…
Posted September 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Prohibitionist, Food Scold, Statistician, Socialist?

A few months ago, we noted a bizarre study in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggested that the famine caused by the repressive Communist Cuban…
Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The Next Soda Tax Frontier

If you thought soda taxes were only propagated amongst academics and busybody politicians in Europe and the United States, think again. Now Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is asking Mexico’s Congress to…
Posted September 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Food Finger-Wagger Equates Democratic Process to “Micromanaging”

Top food cop Marion Nestle has a new book of food-politic cartoons, but she herself is already a great source of entertainment—though quite unintentionally, we presume. We’ve written before about …
Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

(Another) Soda Ban Gets the Can

We wrote earlier this week about City of San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra’s proposal to ban ALL sodas and whole milk at city-owned facilities and events, even despite …
Posted August 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in…
Posted August 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm