Food & Beverage (page 12)

Obesity Crisis or Bulging Government?

Right after now-former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed his ban on large sodas, researchers from the RAND Corporation published a paper in the Centers for…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:21 am

Americans Haven’t “Caught” Nanny-State-itis

We’ve noted that bad ideas, like New York City’s for-now-enjoined ban on certain soft drinks, have a habit of expanding beyond their original territorial boundaries. To us, that’s an…
Posted December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

Whole Foods Marketing Off Unfounded Fear

Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced…
Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Debunked Study No Problem for Anti-GMO Activists

Activists opposed to genetically improved foods (which they call genetically modified organisms or GMOs) have taken to the retraction of the only scientific study purporting to find any harm to…
Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Obesity Activists Fight Foreign Fat War

Led by Belgian UN Bureaucrat and holder of the title “Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food” Olivier De Schutter, activists are beginning to reshuffle some efforts to…
Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

UAE Emulates Bloomberg’s Soda Sheikh-Down

The undemocratic monarchical United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country of about 8 million people in the Persian Gulf, has decided that large soft drinks should be banned in…
Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Latest Food Panic Targets Mothers

With ideological activists trying every measure to get foods regulated like alcohol — their openly stated goal — it shouldn’t surprise anyone that activists are trying hard to…
Posted December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Science Prevails After Press Releases Pass Away

Last year, anti-biotechnology activists from France published a paper alleging that a strain of genetically improved corn led to cancer in rats. The publication, conveniently timed in advance of…
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Oregon Re-Learns Truth about Genetically Improved Crops

With a ballot initiative that would mandate scientifically irrelevant labels on foods produced using genetically improved crops heading to defeat in Washington State, activists and organic-industry fronts like the…
Posted November 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Soda Taxers Fight Bad Polls with Junk Studies

Two items of interest this week for the thirsty: The Pew Research Center polling unit has released its latest findings on Americans’ view of obesity policy and politics,…
Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm