Food Police (page 8)

Food Tax Headquarters Names New Leader

As we noted back in January when the move was announced, Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell recently moved to head Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Maybe they…
Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

Menu Labeling Falls Short Once Again

Before soda bans and food taxes, activists demanded labeling calories on menu boards. We warned that a significant body of research indicated that it might not reduce calories…
Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

Sugar: The “Poisonous” Sweet?

Readers of National Geographic who are accustomed to reading about exotic animals and locations may be disappointed when they pick up their August addition. Rather than lions and tigers or Mount…
Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

The Unscientific Assault on Sugar-Free Soda

Soft drink scolds — the kind of people who back the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) call for soda Prohibition or Kelly “Big…
Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

Locavore Capital Losing Its Chefs?

We’ve written before on how the would-be prophet of the “food movement,” Michael Pollan, and his devout locavore followers – aka, people who refuse to eat anything from outside of their 100-mile “foodshed” – …
Posted July 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

CSPI & Scare Tactics: More of the Same

Katherine Bishop and Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest took to The Hill recently to lament the fact that the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention…
Posted July 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

A Declaration of Food Independence

Tomorrow, July 4th, marks the 237th birthday of our great nation, one founded on the ideals  that every man, woman, and child has the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and…
Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

Consumers Lose Appetite for Food Regulations

Americans do not like to be told what they can or cannot eat and drink. Personal responsibility has once again silenced the loud minority of fun suckers bent on…
Posted June 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

AMA’s “Disease” Declaration Draws Dissent

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted to declare obesity a “disease,”  perhaps the only such curable by shutting your pie-hole and taking a…
Posted June 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Trial Lawyers Hope Sweetener Litigation Will Give Their Pocketbooks a Rush

It must be a slow month at the office for personal injury attorney J. Michael Hayes of Buffalo, New York. Last week Hayes filed suit against six manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for…
Posted June 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm