Food Police (page 6)

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

The Anti-Soda Empire Strikes Back in San Jose

One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other…
Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

NPR to Robert Lustig: You Hurt, Not Help, Your Cause

We’ve written before about the grossly exaggerated accusations against sugars made by Robert Lustig in his self-righteous crusade to turn public opinion against them. From flawed studies purportedly linking…
Posted August 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Newest Food Addiction Claims: More of the Misguided Same

We’ve been writing for over a decade now (literally) about the sheer silliness of the notion that one can become “addicted” to food, a notion that is…
Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm