Food Police (page 9)

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

Organic Food No Cure-All

All the rage from the Food Police recently has been that so-called “processed foods” are stealth assassins shortening the lives of Americans. But as David H. Freedman points out this week in …
Posted June 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A “Disease” Cured by a Closed Mouth and a Long Walk

The bubonic plague and obesity. Before this week, the two had nothing in common. The former nearly wiped out entire societies, the latter was the product of too much couch potato-itis and…
Posted June 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

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