Soft Drinks (page 11)

Food Cop’s “Concession” Stand Hawks Hot Air

You wouldn’t expect Kelly Brownell — the architect of the Twinkie tax and head of Yale’s activist Rudd Center — to say something nice about a Twinkie,…
Posted July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Soda Ban Illogic

As we noted yesterday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hearing public comments today on Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban. And in what…
Posted July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

A Critical Moment for Consumer Choice

Tomorrow, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will hear public comments on the portion-size soda prohibition proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s hand-picked bureaucrats…
Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Standing Up Against Food Regulatory Absurdities

These are difficult days for Americans’ food freedom. A Nevada state legislator has resurrected a proposal for a fast food tax, researchers writing in the journal of the…
Posted July 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Declare Your Independence from Food Nannies

The fight against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’ portion–size prohibition on soft drinks continues, even as Bloomberg’s allies look to make the ban more inclusive.  As…
Posted July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

California City Tries to Strike it Rich (on Soda)

Before Michael Bloomberg declared war on soda in New York City, the front-line of the battle to preserve our freedom to imbibe was in Richmond, California, where the “penny-per-ounce”…
Posted June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

America’s Newest Export: Soda Scaremongering?

The soda scare has not only jumped the shark, it has now jumped the pond. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken its vendetta against soda to the…
Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

A Radical Expansion of “Public Health”

We’ve examined in the past how the portfolio of issues handled by “public health” bureaucrats has expanded from infectious diseases — over which we have no control —…
Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Medical Professionals Pan Activist Measures

The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their…
Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Soda Prohibition Expands Beyond New York

Some of the reaction to New York Nanny-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size Prohibition for soda (for now) involved people fortunate enough to live beyond Hizzoner’s jurisdiction breathing…
Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm