Food Police (page 89)

Obesity: Individual Problem Demands Individual Responsibility

Center for Consumer Freedom Executive Director Rick Berman joined Twinkie-taxer Kelly Brownell on a panel yesterday to discuss “remedies” for America’s “obesity epidemic.” Brownell began by saying that…
Posted June 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Soda Ban Lacks Scientific Fizz

The California legislature’s top lifestyle nanny has finally scored a win. Deborah Ortiz’s bill to phase out soft drinks in schools passed the state Senate last week and…
Posted June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI: Chemical Scares, Plenty Infuriating

Memo to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): “High levels of Acrylamide in foods such as chips, crisps and bread, do…
Posted June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity Wars: A New Hellcat

At last count, the exact same anti-obesity screed appeared in at least 42 major newspapers yesterday and today, courtesy of the biggest, baddest health nanny on the block:…
Posted June 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Binding Anti-Obesity International Treaty?

The front page of today’s Washington Post (along with at least 74 other major papers) announced that the Bush Administration would support the Framework…
Posted May 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI Infiltrates California Legislature

The California Senate has taken the unprecedented step of passing a bill that is not only inspired by the health nannies at the Center for Science…
Posted May 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

Hot Dogs And French Fries And Cakes (Oh, My!)

Not content with attempting to ban soda, bake sales, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in schools, the food police now want your children to think there’s…
Posted May 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

"If you did a risk assessment for a peanut today, it would not necessarily be approved," says Greg Jaffe of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Luckily, CSPI wasn't around when peanuts first hit the market. We can only wonder what other modern food advances have been derailed by the health nannies at CSPI and beyond.
Posted April 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Tennessee Legislation Targets Girl Scout Cookies, Bake Sales, Vegetables

To Connecticut, Texas, and Kentucky, add Tennessee to the list of states deliberating over-the-top legislation to combat childhood obesity. A bill under consideration…
Posted April 16, 2003 at 12:00 am

The End of PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches would be banned from Connecticut schools under proposed legislation. Thanks to overblown fears of “trans fats,” the bill would eliminate all foods containing…
Posted April 2, 2003 at 12:00 am