Food Police (page 9)

Serial Food Scold Strikes Again

The Fourth of July will simply not be the same with cabbage on the grill and cucumbers filling hot dog buns. But “according to the latest study” by Walter…
Posted June 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Are Americans Trapped in a “Food Desert”?

Britain’s leading business newspaper, the Financial Times, goes into the heart of America’s most overweight state (Mississippi) to tell a story about one of the greatest mirages in food…
Posted June 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

On Tuesday, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division (New York’s second-highest tier of courts) heard New York City’s appeal against the decision by Judge Milton Tingling that…
Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Will New York Courts Resurrect the Soda Ban?

New Yorkers had their day to make like the guy on the New York Post cover and pour (or, more typically, drink) big gulps of freedom when…
Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Divisions Appear in the Fat-Fighting Ranks

The Huffington Post published an interesting article today that noted a growing schism in the ideology of the food activists. The (conservative) author proposed that among liberals…
Posted June 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Food Companies Beat Soda Tax in Calorie Cut Challenge

Readers of The Washington Post were greeted with a full-page announcement by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation that the companies participating had achieved their goal of reducing the…
Posted May 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

No Rest for California Soda Freedom Advocates

Yesterday, a California Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposal, Senate Bill 622, to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state. (If that doesn’t…
Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Salt: Just Don’t Overdo It!

If you listen to the food scolds at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), adding some salt to your food is essentially mainlining cocaine. Michael…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Menu Labels Move From Calorie Facts to Metabolic Fiction

One of the less-remarked upon provisions of the national healthcare law passed in 2010 was a standardized calorie reporting requirement for restaurant menus in chains with more than…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

Morning “Food Addiction” Freakouts, Brought to You by Starbucks

When the New York City soda ban was announced, among its most fervent partisans was MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She notably threw a fit when Judge Milton Tingling…
Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm