Food & Beverage (page 11)

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

Soda Taxes’ Last Stand in San Fran?

This year’s state legislative season has been brutal for the activists trying to put punitive taxes on sodas and other soft drinks. Despite some efforts to resurrect California…
Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Brownell Protégé Continues Anti-Food Crusade

Kelly Brownell, the portly former director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and now-dean of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has spent…
Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:34 am

Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on…
Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Big Organic to POTUS: Deny Science

In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his…
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Sugar Prohibitionists Start Annual Campaigns

Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass…
Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Science Denial at NYU and in the Maine Statehouse

We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs…
Posted January 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm