Food & Beverage (page 10)

The Dangers of Outsourcing Policy to Activists

Today, BusinessWeek reveals a concerning development in food policy in this activist age. Noting that activist groups (contrary to the provisional findings of the Food and Drug Administration, the…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Will Federal Labeling Requirements Spur New Taxes?

The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

We All Eat This Ingredient – Is it Really Bad?

Welcome, readers to the well-trodden soil trampled by numerous junk “latest studies” and their cousin, the baseless activist food scare. The latest is that eating bread—yes, bread,…
Posted February 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop, Again

Activists frequently justify their invasive proposals to regulate every aspect of our diets by promoting the idea that obesity rates will skyrocket in the future. We’ve been…
Posted February 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

“The Cancer Project” in Remission

The Cancer Project, a wing of the phony-baloney Physicians Council for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has seemingly been disbanded. Its outlandish claims that meat is as bad for your…
Posted February 26, 2014 at 10:20 am

Quote of the Week: America’s “Temple of Pseudoscience”

Recently, the $21.4 billion corporation Whole Foods Market sided with activists like Joseph Mercola (“winner” of multiple F.D.A. warning letters for questionable marketing of his “health” products) and…
Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

Activist Poll Misleads California

Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels…
Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Kiwis Convene to Plan Soda Prohibition

We periodically flog the people who want to place onerous taxes and regulations as prohibitionists who know better than to state their far-reaching aims—except when they do…
Posted February 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Activists Assault Soft Drinks with Biased Studies, Needless Warnings

With soda taxes proving to be widely unpopular, activists are looking at new strategies to drive up regulations on Americans’ chosen beverages. Today, National Journal reports on…
Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Vermont Advances Unscientific Label Policy

Last week, as we were warning national lawmakers to follow science over propaganda on the issue of genetically improved foods (GIFs), the Vermont State Senate advanced a…
Posted February 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm